The opening of a new pathway along “Worshipper's Way,” the walkway between Kiryat Arba and the Machpelah Cave area in Hevron, will take place next Wednesday.
Work has been completed on the project, which was funded in part by the Prime Minister's Office, and it will be inaugurated next week in a ceremony to be led by government Minister Silvan Shalom.
The pathway was built in order to ensure easy access to the Jewish holy sites in Hevron, enabling worshippers to reach the Machpelah Cave and other sites in a safe and secure manner. The Cave is one of the holiest sites in Judaism, after the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, and is the burial site of the Biblical patriarchs and matriarchs.
“With the inauguration of the pathway, thousands of worshippers who come to the Machpelah Cave will be able to reach the site safely and securely,” said Shalom.
“We are not strangers here, Hevron is patriarchal home that was conquered by Arabs,” he added, responding to those who call for the Jews of Hevron to be expelled.
“Abraham our Father was from Hevron, and I see the inauguration of this path as an important development in education and connections between parents and children,” he added.