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  3/2/2014, Adar 30, 5774

Westbound Highway 1 Reopened to Traffic

The Jerusalem-Tel Aviv Highway (Route 1) was reopened to westbound traffic, Sunday evening, following the hareidi demonstration near the entrance to the highway in Jerusalem. Police say more than 300,000 people took part in the rally against legislation to draft more hareidim into the Israel Defense Forces and national volunteer service.

The highway had been closed since the early afternoon hours.