JERUSALEM (Oct. 2)
The traditional four day march held in Israel during the Succoth season will be reduced to a one day march this year in which some 12,000 civilians and soldiers are expected to participate. The march will take place tomorrow and will culminate in a parade through Jerusalem. Special security measures will be taken to safeguard the marchers who will cover distance of 15-20 kilometers along several routes leading ###e capital, authorities said.
Participant this year will include West Berlin postal workers, a group of Mormons from the U.S., uniformed employes of British Airways and Swissair, El Al and various Israeli firms. The decision to reduce the march to one day was due primarily to financial considerations. A three or four day march costs millions of Israeli Pounds. However, security problems were also a consideration in the plans for the shorter march.