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  6/13/2013, Tammuz 5, 5773

Hundreds Demonstrate Against Northern Gas Refinery


Hundreds of residents of the northern communities of Yokne'am, the Meggido area, the Carmel coast and Emek Hefer (the Hefer Valley) gathered at the Yokne'am Junction, Thursday evening, to protest plans for a natural-gas refinery and pipeline in the area. They called on decision makers to put those plans on hold and take a thorough look at refining the offshore gas at sea so that it arrives cleaner and at relatively lower pressure.

Some of the participants wore black armbands to mark the potential danger in case of a malfunction under the current plans. Some of the demonstrators were detained by police after protesters blocked Highway 70, leading to a few minutes of traffic congestion.