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Work on Israel’s Largest Water Tunnel Started Arabs Employed

Work has begun on Israel’s largest water tunnel, to bring water from the Upper Galilee into the projected national water system which will combine water from Galilee, the Jordan River and the coastal areas into a national reservoir, it was announced here today.

The tunnel, some 265 feet long and ten feet in diameter, will take two shifts of men a full year to complete. It will go through a height near llabun. The Arab villagers in the area are friendly, and a number of them are employed on the project.