After years of discussion pertaining to the need for the new road, Deputy Minister of Defense Eli Ben-Dahan presented the plan for a new road in Yehuda, meeting with officials from Gush Etzion and Kiryat Arba to spell out the new planned road. Ben-Dahan explained the planning stage should end by the summer and then in the last quarter of 2016, the heavy equipment should begin cutting the el-Aroub Bypass Road that will bypass the PA (Palestinian Authority) village.
Gush Etzion Council head Davidi Perl explains the new road is of the utmost importance from a security and safety perspective as the current road travels via the hostile population that often attacks Jewish motorists.
Also taking part in the meeting was the IDF are battalion commander.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem / Photo: Gush Etzion Council spokesman)