Gush Etzion residents hope a currently dangerous junction will soon become a busy intersection connecting greater Israel. Colloquially called tzomet ha-T, or T-Junction, the Gush Etzion regional council officially posted a large metal sign naming it Tzomet Amos, after the Jewish archaeological finds in the area.
A Chanukah menorah lighting ceremony took place Wednesday evening at the site. Numerous rock and firebomb attacks have taken place at the junction culminating in a woman being severely burned in November. Her injury resulted in a daily vigil at the site and calls for increased lighting, security cameras and other infrastructure. Local residents hope the new signpost and Chanukah celebration is a start.