Road in Hebron open to Palestinians


JERUSALEM (JTA) — A road in Hebron that leads from its Jewish neighborhoods to a Palestinian neighborhood was opened to Palestinian traffic.

Sunday was the first time that Palestinians have traversed the Route of Zion Road in eight years, when it was closed following the start of the second Intifada due to the large number of Palestinian attacks on Jewish Israelis.

The Hebron municipality asked Israel’s Supreme Court last year to open the road to Palestinians.

Area Jewish residents, fearing a resurgence of terror attacks, had opposed opening the 1.2-mile road.

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