Communications Minister Gil'ad Erdan recently sent a letter to cellular communications companies in which he demanded that they close gaps in cellular telephone coverage in Judea and Samaria (Shomron). The letter noted that the gaps in coverage constitute a real threat to life.
Minister Erdan called on the companies to honor their commitments to a program in place since 2011 by the end of the first quarter of 2014. The solution consists of adding reception facilities in accordance with ministry guidelines. A team, headed by the ministry's chief executive officer, will monitor implementation of the instructions and make sure the companies honor their commitments.