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  Sivan 19, 5774 , 17/06/14

Massive Fire Near Jerusalem Begins to Wind Down

Earlier, Highway 1 was been closed between Abu Ghosh and Kiryat Anavim due a massive fire, stalling traffic between Shoresh and Hemed interchanges. Police encouraged all travelers to take Road 443 to Tel Aviv to help ease congestion. As of 4:00 pm Tuesday afternoon,

Highway 1 has been reopened. It remains unclear whether the fire is a natural blaze, or a case of arson terrorism. 

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