Highway 60 (Israel)

Highway 60 (Israel)

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Highway 60 is a north-south intercity road in Israel
Israel
The State of Israel is a parliamentary republic located in the Middle East, along the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea...

 and the West Bank
West Bank
The West Bank ) of the Jordan River is the landlocked geographical eastern part of the Palestinian territories located in Western Asia. To the west, north, and south, the West Bank shares borders with the state of Israel. To the east, across the Jordan River, lies the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan...

 that stretches from Beersheba
Beersheba
Beersheba is the largest city in the Negev desert of southern Israel. Often referred to as the "Capital of the Negev", it is the seventh-largest city in Israel with a population of 194,300....

 to Nazareth
Nazareth
Nazareth is the largest city in the North District of Israel. Known as "the Arab capital of Israel," the population is made up predominantly of Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel...

.


The route is also known as the "Route of the Patriarchs" since it follows the path of the ancient highway that runs along the length of the central watershed
Water divide
A drainage divide, water divide, divide or watershed is the line separating neighbouring drainage basins...

, and which prominently figures into the travels of the Biblical patriarchs
Patriarchs (Bible)
The Patriarchs of the Bible, when narrowly defined, are Abraham, the ancestor of all the Abrahamic nations; his son Isaac, the ancestor of the nations surrounding Israel/Judah; and Isaac's son Jacob, also named Israel, the ancestor of the Israelites...

.

From its junction with Route 40 in Beersheba to the city's outskirts, Route 60 is a dual carriageway
Dual carriageway
A dual carriageway is a class of highway with two carriageways for traffic travelling in opposite directions separated by a central reservation...

 with at-grade intersection
At-grade intersection
An at-grade intersection is a junction at which two or more transport axes cross at the same level .-Traffic management:With areas of high or fast traffic, an at-grade intersection normally requires a traffic control device such as a stop sign, traffic light or railway signal to manage conflicting...

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Highway 60 is a north-south intercity road in Israel
Israel
The State of Israel is a parliamentary republic located in the Middle East, along the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea...

 and the West Bank
West Bank
The West Bank ) of the Jordan River is the landlocked geographical eastern part of the Palestinian territories located in Western Asia. To the west, north, and south, the West Bank shares borders with the state of Israel. To the east, across the Jordan River, lies the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan...

 that stretches from Beersheba
Beersheba
Beersheba is the largest city in the Negev desert of southern Israel. Often referred to as the "Capital of the Negev", it is the seventh-largest city in Israel with a population of 194,300....

 to Nazareth
Nazareth
Nazareth is the largest city in the North District of Israel. Known as "the Arab capital of Israel," the population is made up predominantly of Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel...

.

Route



The route is also known as the "Route of the Patriarchs" since it follows the path of the ancient highway that runs along the length of the central watershed
Water divide
A drainage divide, water divide, divide or watershed is the line separating neighbouring drainage basins...

, and which prominently figures into the travels of the Biblical patriarchs
Patriarchs (Bible)
The Patriarchs of the Bible, when narrowly defined, are Abraham, the ancestor of all the Abrahamic nations; his son Isaac, the ancestor of the nations surrounding Israel/Judah; and Isaac's son Jacob, also named Israel, the ancestor of the Israelites...

.

From its junction with Route 40 in Beersheba to the city's outskirts, Route 60 is a dual carriageway
Dual carriageway
A dual carriageway is a class of highway with two carriageways for traffic travelling in opposite directions separated by a central reservation...

 with at-grade intersection
At-grade intersection
An at-grade intersection is a junction at which two or more transport axes cross at the same level .-Traffic management:With areas of high or fast traffic, an at-grade intersection normally requires a traffic control device such as a stop sign, traffic light or railway signal to manage conflicting...

s. While it continues on to serve as the main north-south artery between Israeli settlements and Palestinian
Palestinian people
The Palestinian people, also referred to as Palestinians or Palestinian Arabs , are an Arabic-speaking people with origins in Palestine. Despite various wars and exoduses, roughly one third of the world's Palestinian population continues to reside in the area encompassing the West Bank, the Gaza...

 communities such as the cities of Hebron
Hebron
Hebron , is located in the southern West Bank, south of Jerusalem. Nestled in the Judean Mountains, it lies 930 meters above sea level. It is the largest city in the West Bank and home to around 165,000 Palestinians, and over 500 Jewish settlers concentrated in and around the old quarter...

 and Bethlehem
Bethlehem
Bethlehem is a Palestinian city in the central West Bank of the Jordan River, near Israel and approximately south of Jerusalem, with a population of about 30,000 people. It is the capital of the Bethlehem Governorate of the Palestinian National Authority and a hub of Palestinian culture and tourism...

 in the southern West Bank, it is a two-lane, shoulderless road until past Hebron at Gush Etzion
Gush Etzion
Gush Etzion is a cluster of Israeli settlements located in the Judaean Mountains directly south of Jerusalem and Bethlehem in the West Bank, Palestinian territories. The core group includes four agricultural villages that were founded in 1940-1947 on property purchased in the 1920s and 1930s, and ...

 Junction, where it regains its lane-separation until short of Bethlehem, that section having recently been widened. Upon entering Jerusalem, its lanes are again mostly separated as it serves as a central artery in the city center. In the northern quarters it becomes a separate grade
Grade separation
Grade separation is the method of aligning a junction of two or more transport axes at different heights so that they will not disrupt the traffic flow on other transit routes when they cross each other. The composition of such transport axes does not have to be uniform; it can consist of a...

 freeway with multiple interchanges, from where it continues through the central and northern West Bank as a two-lane road, not being divided again until the stretch between Afula and its terminus in downtown Nazareth.

Due to it running through a mainly rural setting, many of the junctions along its route feature hitchhiking posts
Trempiada
Trempiyada is Hebrew for a designated place at a junction of highways or main roads in Israel from which hitchhikers, called trempists, may solicit rides. There are often many people waiting at trempiadas, and passing motorists often stop to pick them up...

 called trempiada
Trempiada
Trempiyada is Hebrew for a designated place at a junction of highways or main roads in Israel from which hitchhikers, called trempists, may solicit rides. There are often many people waiting at trempiadas, and passing motorists often stop to pick them up...

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Highway 60 in Jerusalem


Within Jerusalem, Highway 60, known by the municipality as the Talpiot
Talpiot
Talpiot , is a neighborhood in southeast Jerusalem, Israel, established in 1922 by Zionist pioneers.-Etymology:The name Talpiot derives from a verse in Song of Songs 4:4 – "Thy neck is like the tower of David, built with turrets." According to rabbinic sources, Talpiot refers to the Temple...

Atarot
Atarot
Atarot was a moshav in Mandatory Palestine, north of Jerusalem along the highway to Ramallah. The village was captured and destroyed by the Jordanian Arab Legion during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War...

 route and often referred to by its official Jerusalem Municipality designation, "Road 1" (not to be confused with National Highway 1
Highway 1 (Israel)
Highway 1 , is the main highway connecting Tel Aviv with Jerusalem.-History:The section between Latrun and Jerusalem roughly follows an ancient path connecting Jaffa and Jerusalem...

), is the central north-south artery running through the city centre. The Jerusalem portion of the road begins at the separation wall at the Bethlehem checkpoint, then runs north past Beit Safafa
Beit Safafa
Beit Safafa is an Arab neighborhood in south Jerusalem midway between the Jerusalem neighborhoods of Patt and Gilo, on the outskirts of Bethlehem. Beit Safafa had a population of 5,463 in 2000. It covers an area of 1,577 dunams.-History:...

 and Gilo
Gilo
Gilo is a neighborhood in southern East Jerusalem with a population of 40,000, mostly Jewish. It is one of the five ring neighborhoods of Jerusalem and is built on land in the West Bank that was annexed to Israel in 1980 under the Jerusalem Law. The international community regards it as an...

, and on through Talpiot
Talpiot
Talpiot , is a neighborhood in southeast Jerusalem, Israel, established in 1922 by Zionist pioneers.-Etymology:The name Talpiot derives from a verse in Song of Songs 4:4 – "Thy neck is like the tower of David, built with turrets." According to rabbinic sources, Talpiot refers to the Temple...

. This section, known as "Hebron Road" , is divided with multiple lanes and has undergone recent construction to include dedicated bus lanes and infrastructure for its eventual conversion into a line of the Jerusalem Light Rail
Jerusalem Light Rail
The Jerusalem Light Rail is a light rail line, the first of several rapid transit lines planned by Israel for Jerusalem, Israel's capital city. Construction began in 2002 and ended in 2010, when the testing phase began. It was built by the CityPass consortium, which has a 30-year concession to...

.

At its junction with 'David Remez
David Remez
David Remez was an Israeli politician, the country's first Minister of Transportation, and a signatory of the Israeli declaration of independence.-Biography:...

 Street'. in the Abu Tor
Abu Tor
Abu Tor is a mixed Jewish and Arab neighborhood in central Jerusalem, Israel, south of the Old City. Abu Tor is bounded by the Valley of Hinnom on the north, Hebron Road and the old Jerusalem Railway Station to the west, and the Sherover Promenade, Armon HaNetziv and Peace Forest to the south...

 neighborhood, Route 60 narrows and descends into the Hinnom Valley
Gehenna
Gehenna , Gehinnom and Yiddish Gehinnam, are terms derived from a place outside ancient Jerusalem known in the Hebrew Bible as the Valley of the Son of Hinnom ; one of the two principal valleys surrounding the Old City.In the Hebrew Bible, the site was initially where apostate Israelites and...

, curving around Sultan's Pool
Sultan's Pool
The Sultan's Pool is an ancient water basin by the west side of Mount Zion. It was part of the water supply network for Jerusalem from antiquity to late Ottoman Empire times. During the Crusaders times it was known as Lacus Germani.Currently it is dry in summer and used for concerts and festivals....

 directly under Mount Zion
Mount Zion
Mount Zion is a place name for a site in Jerusalem, the location of which has shifted several times in history. According to the Hebrew Bible's Book of Samuel, it was the site of the Jebusite fortress called the "stronghold of Zion" that was conquered by King David, becoming his palace in the City...

. It then ascends as 'Hativat Yerushalayim Street' to intersect with the Jaffa Gate entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem.
From there it runs underneath the Jaffa Gate Square, briefly overlaps Jaffa Road
Jaffa Road
Jaffa Road is one of the longest and oldest streets in Jerusalem. It crosses the city from east to west, from the Old City walls to downtown Jerusalem, the western portal of Jerusalem and the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway. It is lined with shops, businesses and restaurants...

 and then it enters a tunnel passing underneath Jerusalem's New Gate
New Gate
The New Gate is the newest gate in the walls that surround the Old City of Jerusalem. It was built in 1889 to provide direct access between the Christian Quarter and the new neighborhoods then going up outside the walls. The arched gate is decorated with crenelated stonework...

. It emerges just west of the Damascus Gate
Damascus Gate
Damascus Gate is the main entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem. It is located in the wall on the city's northwest side where the highway leads out to Nablus, and from there, in times past, to the capital of Syria, Damascus; as such, its modern English name is Damascus Gate, and its modern Hebrew...

 intersecting with Street of the Prophets
Street of the Prophets
Street of the Prophets is an east-west axis road in Jerusalem beginning outside Damascus Gate and ending at Davidka Square. Located to the north of Jaffa Road, it bisects the neighborhood of Musrara....

, again becoming a divided street. This section of the road includes tracks for the now completed Jerusalem Light Rail's 'red line'.

Briefly called Heil HaHandassa Boulevard and then 'Haim Bar-Lev Boulevard', it continues northward passing Meah Shearim, the American Colony, and French Hill
French Hill
French Hill , also Giv'at Shapira is a neighborhood in northeastern Jerusalem. It is located on territory occupied during the Six-Day War in 1967, later annexed to Israel under the Jerusalem Law in 1980...

, until Meinertzhagen
Richard Meinertzhagen
Colonel Richard Henry Meinertzhagen CBE DSO was a British soldier, intelligence officer and ornithologist.- Background and youth :Meinertzhagen was born into a socially connected, wealthy British family...

 junction, where it becomes a separate grade
Grade separation
Grade separation is the method of aligning a junction of two or more transport axes at different heights so that they will not disrupt the traffic flow on other transit routes when they cross each other. The composition of such transport axes does not have to be uniform; it can consist of a...

 freeway. As a freeway, it interchanges
Interchange (road)
In the field of road transport, an interchange is a road junction that typically uses grade separation, and one or more ramps, to permit traffic on at least one highway to pass through the junction without directly crossing any other traffic stream. It differs from a standard intersection, at which...

 with Highway 1
Highway 1 (Israel)
Highway 1 , is the main highway connecting Tel Aviv with Jerusalem.-History:The section between Latrun and Jerusalem roughly follows an ancient path connecting Jaffa and Jerusalem...

 at Sha'ar Mizrah. The freeway then bypasses Shuafat
Shuafat
Shu'fat , also Shuafat and Sha'fat, is a Palestinian Arab neighborhood of East Jerusalem, forming part of north-eastern Jerusalem. Located on the old Jerusalem-Ramallah road about three miles north of the Old City, Shuafat has a population of 35,000 residents...

 with one of the longest and highest bridges in the country, feeding into Beit Hanina
Beit Hanina
Beit Hanina is a Palestinian neighborhood in East Jerusalem on the road to Ramallah. It is bordered by Hizma to the east, Shuafat to the south, Beit Iksa and Nabi Samwil to the west, and Bir Nabala, al-Jib, Kafr Aqab and ar-Ram to the north. The total area of Beit Hanina is 20 sq. kilometers...

 and Pisgat Ze'ev
Pisgat Ze'ev
Pisgat Ze'ev , is an Israeli settlement and a residential neighborhood with a population of 50,000 located in northern East Jerusalem. The international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal under international law, although the Israeli government disputes this...

 with two more interchanges. It continues as an at-grade road intersecting with 'Neve Yaakov
Neve Yaakov
Neve Yaakov also Neve Ya'aqov, , is a neighborhood located in northeastern Jerusalem, north of Pisgat Ze'ev and south of al-Ram. Established in 1924 during the period of the British Mandate, it was abandoned during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War...

 Blvd' and finally exits the city near Kalandia
Kalandia
Kalandia also Qalandiya is a Palestinian village and a refugee camp located between Jerusalem and Ramallah. In 2006, 1,154 people were living in the village of Kalandia according to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics...

.

Bypass roads


Before the Oslo Accords
Oslo Accords
The Oslo Accords, officially called the Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements or Declaration of Principles , was an attempt to resolve the ongoing Palestinian-Israeli conflict...

, Palestinians lived under Israeli authority and could travel freely on the road. After the Palestinian Authority assumed control over various cities, Israel established checkpoints
Israel Defense Forces checkpoint
A Israel Defense Forces checkpoint, usually called an Israeli checkpoint , is a barrier erected by the Israel Defense Forces with the stated aim of enhancing the security of Israel and Israeli settlements and preventing those who wish to do harm from crossing...

 on areas of the route which entered Palestinian jurisdiction. New routes of highway were paved so that Israeli traffic could bypass the Palestinian towns in order to reduce friction. These so-called 'bypass roads,' while a contentious issue in their own right due to the varying levels of limitation on Palestinian access, also served as an improvement to the road which allowed traffic to flow around, rather than through the heart of congested urban areas.


One of the more sophisticated segments is the stretch known as the "Tunnels Highway." Designed by a French firm , the route, which leads from southern Jerusalem to the Gush Etzion
Gush Etzion
Gush Etzion is a cluster of Israeli settlements located in the Judaean Mountains directly south of Jerusalem and Bethlehem in the West Bank, Palestinian territories. The core group includes four agricultural villages that were founded in 1940-1947 on property purchased in the 1920s and 1930s, and ...

 area, bypasses Bethlehem to the northwest using a pair of tunnels. The northern tunnel, called the Gilo
Gilo
Gilo is a neighborhood in southern East Jerusalem with a population of 40,000, mostly Jewish. It is one of the five ring neighborhoods of Jerusalem and is built on land in the West Bank that was annexed to Israel in 1980 under the Jerusalem Law. The international community regards it as an...

 tunnel because it is adjacent to the settlement
Israeli settlement
An Israeli settlement is a Jewish civilian community built on land that was captured by Israel from Jordan, Egypt, and Syria during the 1967 Six-Day War and is considered occupied territory by the international community. Such settlements currently exist in the West Bank...

 of Gilo, is 270 metres long. The second tunnel, called the Refaim tunnel based on the nearby Refaim Valley and passing under Har Gilo
Har Gilo
Har Gilo is an Israeli settlement and communal village located about five kilometers south of Jerusalem, and two kilometers west of Bethlehem in the northern Judean hills of the West Bank....

 and Beit Jala
Beit Jala
Beit Jala is an Arab Christian town in the Bethlehem Governorate of the West Bank. Beit Jala is located 10 km south of Jerusalem, on the western side of the Hebron road, opposite Bethlehem, at altitude...

, is 900 m long, making it the longest road tunnel in the West Bank. The tunnels are linked by the West Bank's highest and longest bridge, crossing the Walaja Valley
Al-Walaja
-Bibliography:*Conder, Claude Reignier and H.H. Kitchener : . London:Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund. vol 3 p. 206-207-External links:******, from the Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center*...

.

Arab-Israeli conflict


Route 60 was a central scene of violence during the al-Aqsa Intifada
Al-Aqsa Intifada
The Second Intifada, also known as the Al-Aqsa Intifada and the Oslo War, was the second Palestinian uprising, a period of intensified Palestinian-Israeli violence, which began in late September 2000...

, which was in part defined by the thousands of shooting attacks on its Israeli traffic, including hundreds of casualties. The Israeli Army, in response, has fortified various sections with anti-sniper walls and had established checkpoints along the route. The Tunnels Highway came under particularly heavy assault during the shooting on Gilo neighborhood since it lies between Gilo
Gilo
Gilo is a neighborhood in southern East Jerusalem with a population of 40,000, mostly Jewish. It is one of the five ring neighborhoods of Jerusalem and is built on land in the West Bank that was annexed to Israel in 1980 under the Jerusalem Law. The international community regards it as an...

 and Beit Jala
Beit Jala
Beit Jala is an Arab Christian town in the Bethlehem Governorate of the West Bank. Beit Jala is located 10 km south of Jerusalem, on the western side of the Hebron road, opposite Bethlehem, at altitude...

. The concrete barriers employed on other dangerous stretches of road were too heavy to be supported by the bridge, and so a barrier of bulletproof
Bulletproof
Bulletproofing is the process of making something capable of stopping a bullet or similar high velocity projectiles e.g. shrapnel. The term bullet resistance is often preferred because few, if any, practical materials provide complete protection against all types of bullets, or multiple hits in the...

 composite armour
Composite armour
Composite armour is a type of vehicle armour consisting of layers of different material such as metals, plastics, ceramics or air. Most composite armour are lighter than their all-metal equivalent, but instead occupy a larger volume for the same resistance to penetration...

 similar to that employed on Merkava
Merkava
The Merkava is a main battle tank used by the Israel Defense Forces. The tank began development in 1974 and was first introduced in 1978. Four main versions of the tank have been deployed. It was first used extensively in the 1982 Lebanon War...

 tanks was constructed.

The road was also the site of terrorist attacks in June and August
August 2010 West Bank shooting
The August 2010 West Bank shooting attack was an attack near Kiryat Arba, carried out by Hamas militants. Four Israeli settlers were killed after gunmen attacked their vehicle...

 2010.

Junctions

km Location Name Type Meaning Road(s) Crossed
Beersheba
Beersheba
Beersheba is the largest city in the Negev desert of southern Israel. Often referred to as the "Capital of the Negev", it is the seventh-largest city in Israel with a population of 194,300....

 Municipal Boundary
Hebron Road
0 Beersheba
Beersheba
Beersheba is the largest city in the Negev desert of southern Israel. Often referred to as the "Capital of the Negev", it is the seventh-largest city in Israel with a population of 194,300....


David Hacham Blvd.
0.3 Industrial Zone
Industrial park
An industrial park is an area zoned and planned for the purpose of industrial development...

Nordau
Max Nordau
Max Simon Nordau , born Simon Maximilian Südfeld in Pest, Hungary, was a Zionist leader, physician, author, and social critic....

 St., Rothschild
Edmond James de Rothschild
Baron Edmond Benjamin James de Rothschild was a French member of the Rothschild banking family. A strong supporter of Zionism, his generous donations lent significant support to the movement during its early years, which helped lead to the establishment of the State of Israel.- Early years :A...

 Blvd.
0.4 Industrial Zone Dekel
Arecaceae
Arecaceae or Palmae , are a family of flowering plants, the only family in the monocot order Arecales. There are roughly 202 currently known genera with around 2600 species, most of which are restricted to tropical, subtropical, and warm temperate climates...

 St.
0.4 Industrail Zone HaNagarim
Carpentry
A carpenter is a skilled craftsperson who works with timber to construct, install and maintain buildings, furniture, and other objects. The work, known as carpentry, may involve manual labor and work outdoors....

 St.
0.7 Industrial Zone HaTahana
Gristmill
The terms gristmill or grist mill can refer either to a building in which grain is ground into flour, or to the grinding mechanism itself.- Early history :...

 St.
0.8 Industrial Zone HaNagarim St.
0.9 Industrial Zone Shazar
Zalman Shazar
Zalman Shazar was an Israeli politician, author. and poet. Shazar served as the third President of Israel from 1963 to 1973.-Biography:...

 Blvd.
1 Industrial Zone Pinhas HaHotzev
Stonemasonry
The craft of stonemasonry has existed since the dawn of civilization - creating buildings, structures, and sculpture using stone from the earth. These materials have been used to construct many of the long-lasting, ancient monuments, artifacts, cathedrals, and cities in a wide variety of cultures...

 St.
1.2 Industrial Zone Yosef HaBurska'i
Tanning
Tanning is the making of leather from the skins of animals which does not easily decompose. Traditionally, tanning used tannin, an acidic chemical compound from which the tanning process draws its name . Coloring may occur during tanning...

 St.
1.5 Shopping District
Retail park
In the United Kingdom, a retail park is a grouping of many retail warehouses and superstores with associated car parking. Its North American equivalent is a power centre. Retail parks are found on the fringes of most large towns and cities in highly accessible locations and are aimed at households...


Industrial Zone
Heil HaHandasa St.
Yitzhak Nafaha
Glassblowing
Glassblowing is a glassforming technique that involves inflating molten glass into a bubble, or parison, with the aid of a blowpipe, or blow tube...

 St.
2.4 Industrial Zone Saadia Malal Blvd.
2.4 Industrial Zone David Ben Gurion Blvd.
2.6 Machteshim
Makhtesh
A makhtesh is a geological landform considered unique to the Negev desert of Israel and the Sinai Peninsula. Although commonly known as "craters" , these formations are more accurately described as erosion cirques...

 Industrial Zone
Avraham Ben Ami St.
3.5 Beersheba צומת חטיבת הנגב
(Hativat HaNegev Junction)
Negev Brigade Ben Tzion Carmel Blvd.
to Route 40 south
Beersheba
Beersheba
Beersheba is the largest city in the Negev desert of southern Israel. Often referred to as the "Capital of the Negev", it is the seventh-largest city in Israel with a population of 194,300....

 Municipal Boundary
4.3 Omer
Omer, Israel
Omer is a town in the South District of Israel, bordering Beersheba. It is located on Highway 60, between Beersheba and the Shoket Junction. Pini Badash has served as head of its local council since 1990....

, Tel as-Sabi
צומת תל שבע
(Tel Sheva Junction)
'Seven' or 'Oath' Tel Sheva Rd.
to Route 40 north
5.7 Omer Tamar St.
5.9 Omer Industrial Park Omrim St.
7.3 Omer Tapuah
Apple
The apple is the pomaceous fruit of the apple tree, species Malus domestica in the rose family . It is one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits, and the most widely known of the many members of genus Malus that are used by humans. Apple grow on small, deciduous trees that blossom in the spring...

 St.
9.9 Tarabin al-Sane'/Umra,
Umm Batin
Umm Batin
Umm Batin is an Israeli-Arab Bedouin village in the Abu Basma Regional Council of Israel's South District in the northern Negev. Its total jurisdiction consists of about 6,000 dunams . Umm Batin's population is primarily made up of two tribes: Abu Kaf and Abu Assa.-References:...

local road
11 Abu Sabit, al-Sayyid
Al-Sayyid
al-Sayyid or al-Sayed is a Bedouin village in the Negev desert of southern Israel, located between Arad and Beersheba, just south of Hura...

local road
13.1 צומת שוקת
(Shoket Junction)
Water Trough route 31 East
13.2 צומת שוקת
(Shoket Junction)
route 31 West
14.5 Carmit
Carmit
Carmit is a new community in the northern Negev of Israel within the jurisdiction of Meitar located near Cramim Forest.The community is accepting Israelis and new immigrant families to create a unique and diverse community in the Negev. In 2005 the District Planning and Building Commission of the...

 (city under construction)
local road
15.7 Meitar
Meitar
Meitar is a small local council north-east of Beersheba, in Israel's Southern District. The town lies on Highway 60 just south of the Green Line on the southern edge of Mount Hebron, alongside the Yatir Forest. Meitar was founded in 1984....

מחלף מיתר
(Meitar interchange)
Cord Hebron Blvd.
16.2 Kibbitz Kramim
Kramim
Kramim is a kibbutz in southern Israel founded in 1980 by an urban society group organized by the kibbutz movement. Located around a kilometer west of Meitar, it falls under the jurisdiction of Bnei Shimon Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 75....

צומת כרמים
(Kramim Junction)
Vineyards local road
17.6 צומת סנסנה
(Sansana Junction)
(Biblical) Palm Tree local road to
Sansana
Sansana
Sansana is a religious communal settlement in the southern Hebron Hills of the West Bank. Located to the south-west of Hebron and just over the Green Line, it falls under the jurisdiction of Har Hebron Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 244...

18.5 Green Line
18.5 Green Line
Green Line (Israel)
Green Line refers to the demarcation lines set out in the 1949 Armistice Agreements between Israel and its neighbours after the 1948 Arab-Israeli War...

,
Meitar Terminal
entrance to
passenger terminal and
cargo transfer station
18.6 Meitar Security Checkpoint
NO southbound through-traffic for green (Palestinian Authority) license plates
18.7 Green Line, Meitar Terminal route 6002 to
Teneh Omarim, ad-Dhahiriya
Ad-Dhahiriya
ad-Dhahiriya is a Palestinian city in the Hebron Governorate, 23 km southwest of the city of Hebron in the southern West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, ad-Dhahiriya had a population of 28,776 in 2007.-History:According to Conder, Claude Reignier and H.H...

,
Meitar Terminal
Dhahiriya
Ad-Dhahiriya
ad-Dhahiriya is a Palestinian city in the Hebron Governorate, 23 km southwest of the city of Hebron in the southern West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, ad-Dhahiriya had a population of 28,776 in 2007.-History:According to Conder, Claude Reignier and H.H...

 Bypass
27 Meitarim Industrial Park צומת שמעה
(Shim'a Junction)
named after
minor biblical figure
route 317
27.1 Shim'a
Shim'a
Shim'a , also Yonadav , is a non-religious Jewish village and Israeli settlement in the southern Hebron Hills of the West Bank along the Green Line south of Livneh and Omarim. It is located on a hill 600 metres above sea level and within the municipal jurisdiction of the Har Hebron Regional Council...

 (Yonadav)
local road
28 Mitzpe Eshtemoa
Mitzpe Eshtemoa
Mitzpe Eshtemoa is an Israeli settlement outpost in the West Bank. Located to the north of Shim'a, it falls under the jurisdiction of Har Hebron Regional Council. It was established in early 2003....

local road
31.9 as-Simya
Khirbat al-Simia
Khirbat al-Simia is a Palestinian village located fourteen kilometers south-west of Hebron.The village is in the Hebron Governorate Southern West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the village had a population of 1,705 in mid-year 2006....

, as-Samu'
route 3178
35.4 Otniel local road
35.3 Otniel, Karma
Karma, Hebron
Karma is a Palestinian village located nineteen kilometers south-west of Hebron. The village is in the Hebron Governorate Southern West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the village had a population of 1,386 in 2007. The primary health care facilities for the village...

צומת עתניאל
(Otniel Junction)
named after
biblical judge
Othniel
Othniel is the first of the Biblical Judges.-Family:Othniel was related to Caleb, as his father Kenaz was either Caleb's brother or Caleb's father; both are plausible interpretations of Joshua 15:17. The Talmud argues that Othniel was Caleb's brother...

local road
Otniel-Hagai Road
33.9 Karma
Karma, Hebron
Karma is a Palestinian village located nineteen kilometers south-west of Hebron. The village is in the Hebron Governorate Southern West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the village had a population of 1,386 in 2007. The primary health care facilities for the village...

local road
37 Deir Razih
Deir Razih
Deir Razih is a Palestinian village in the southern West Bank located southwest of Hebron, in the Hebron Governorate. It relies mainly on nearby Dura for basic services...

local road
37.9 Tarrama
Tarrama
Tarrama is a Palestinian village situated on a hilltop with an elevation of in the southern West Bank, part of the Hebron Governorate. Located just south of Dura, nearby localities include at-Tabaqa to the north, Fawwar to the east, Khursa to the West, and Deir Razih to the south.Its total land...

route 3265
38.8 al-Hijra,
Hadab al-Fawwar
Hadab al-Fawwar
Hadab al-Fawwar is a Palestinian village located seven kilometers southwest of Hebron. The village is in the Hebron Governorate Southern West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the village had a population of 1,918 in 2007. The primary health care facilities for the...

, al-Fawwar
Fawwar, Hebron
Fawwar is a Palestinian town located six kilometers southwest of Hebron. The refugee camp is in the Hebron Governorate Southern West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the refugee camp had a population of 6,544 in 2007....

route 3266
41.2 South Hebron
Hebron
Hebron , is located in the southern West Bank, south of Jerusalem. Nestled in the Judean Mountains, it lies 930 meters above sea level. It is the largest city in the West Bank and home to around 165,000 Palestinians, and over 500 Jewish settlers concentrated in and around the old quarter...

local road
Hebron Bypass
41.4 Beit Hagai
Beit Hagai
Beit Hagai is an Israeli settlement located in the southern Hebron hills in the West Bank. The settlement population was 460 in 2004, according to a classified government document published by the Haaretz newspaper, and lies within the municipal jurisdiction of the Har Hebron Regional Council...

local road
45.7 South Hebron local road
entrance to Industrial Park
47.7 route 356 to Zif
Zif, Hebron
Zif is a Palestinian village located south of Hebron. The village is in the Hebron Governorate in the southern West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, Zif had a population of 848 in 2007...

49.1 Bani Naim local road
50.9 Kiryat Arba
Kiryat Arba
Kiryat Arba or Qiryat Arba , lit. "Town of the Four," is an Israeli settlement in the Judean Mountains region of the West Bank on the edge of Hebron. Its settlers consist of a mix of Russian immigrants, American immigrants, and native-born Israelis numbering close to 10,000...

local road
open during some Jewish festivals
for overflow traffic
52.2 Kiryat Arba Views of Mamre
Mamre
Mamre , full Hebrew name Elonei Mamre , refers to a Canaanite cultic shrine dedicated to the supreme, sky god of the Canaanite pantheon, El. Talmudic sources refer to the site as Beth Ilanim or Botnah. it was one of the three most important "fairs", market place or caravanserai, in Palestine...

 St.
55 Beit Einun
Beit Einun
Beit Einun or Bayt 'Anun is a Palestinian village in the Hebron Governorate, located five kilometers northeast of Hebron in the southern West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the village had a population of 1,809 inhabitants in 2007.-History:Beit Einun is the modern...

, Khirbat Zayta, Hebron
local road
55.9 Hebron
Hebron
Hebron , is located in the southern West Bank, south of Jerusalem. Nestled in the Judean Mountains, it lies 930 meters above sea level. It is the largest city in the West Bank and home to around 165,000 Palestinians, and over 500 Jewish settlers concentrated in and around the old quarter...

, Halhul
Halhul
Halhul is a Palestinian city located in the southern West Bank, north of Hebron in the Hebron Governorate. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the city had a population of 22,108 mostly Muslim inhabitants in 2007.- History :...

צומת העוקפים
(HaOkfim Junction)
the bypasses
Highway 35
Highway 35 (Israel)
Highway 35 is a highway in south-central Israel. It runs roughly from west to east. It begins in Ashkelon, passes through the Lakhish region and Kiryat Gat, crosses the Green Line and terminates at a junction with Highway 60 near Hebron. Highway 35 is 58 km long.-Junctions and interchanges on...

Halhul bypass
59.2 Halhul, Sa'ir
Sa'ir
Sa'ir is a Palestinian town located eight kilometers northeast of Hebron.The town is in the Hebron Governorate Southern West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the town had a population of over 18,045 in mid-year 2006....

route 3517
62.6 Halhul local road
Halhul-Arrub Road
62.8 Karmei Tzur local road
64.9 Beit Ummar
Beit Ummar
Beit Ummar is an Arab town located eleven kilometers northwest of Hebron in the Hebron Governorate. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, in 2007, the town had a population of 13,348 inhabitants. Over 4,800 residents of the town are under the age of 18...

route 3527
66.8 Mu'askar al-Arrub
Al-Arroub (camp)
al-Arroub is a Palestinian refugee camp located in the southern West Bank along the Hebron-Jerusalem road in the Hebron Governorate. It is fifteen kilometers south of Bethlehem. The camp's total land area is 350 dunums and according to the UNRWA, in 2005, it had a population of 9,859 registered...

, al-Arrub
Shuyukh al-Arrub
Shuyukh al-Arrub is a Palestinian village located fourteen kilometers north-east of Hebron. The village is in the Hebron Governorate Southern West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the village had a population of 1,550 in 2007...

local road
Gush Road
69.5 Alon Shvut
Alon Shvut
Alon Shvut is an Israeli settlement located southwest of Jerusalem, one kilometer northeast of Kfar Etzion, in the West Bank. Established in June 1970 in the heart of the Etzion bloc, Alon Shvut became the prototype for Jewish settlements in the region. It is administered by the Gush Etzion...

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Beit Fajjar
Beit Fajjar
Beit Fajjar is a Palestinian town located eight kilometers south of Bethlehem in the Bethlehem Governorate, in the central West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the town had a population of over 11,000 in 2007.-History:...

צומת גוש עציון
(Gush Etzion Junction
Gush Etzion Junction
Gush Etzion Junction ' also known as Gush Junction is a business, commercial and tourism center in the southern West Bank which serves as the entry point to the Gush Etzion bloc of settlements. It is administered by the Gush Etzion Regional Council...

)
Etzion Bloc route 367
70.7 Efrat
Efrat
Efrat , or officially Efrata , is an Israeli settlement established in 1983 and a local council in the Judean Mountains of the West Bank. The international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes this...

צומת אפרת דרום
South Efrat Junction
route 3157
72 Elazar local road
73.3 Neve Daniel
Neve Daniel
Neve Daniel is an Israeli settlement and communal settlement located in western Gush Etzion in the southern West Bank. Located south of Jerusalem and just west of Bethlehem, it sits atop one of the highest points in the area - close to 1,000 meters above sea level, and has a view of much of the...

local road
75.8 al-Khader
Al-Khader
Al-Khader is a Palestinian town in the Bethlehem Governorate in the south-central West Bank. It is located west of Bethlehem. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the town had a population of 9,774 in 2007.-History:...

, Efrat
Efrat
Efrat , or officially Efrata , is an Israeli settlement established in 1983 and a local council in the Judean Mountains of the West Bank. The international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes this...

צומת שיירות אציון
(Shayarot Etzion Junction)
Etzion Convoys local road
Bethlehem Bypass
78.4 al-Khader, Husan
Husan
Husan is a Palestinian town located north of the Gush Etzion Regional Council, nine kilometers west of Bethlehem, in the Bethlehem Governorate. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, Husan had a population of 5,511 in 2007.-Etymology:...

צומת אל חאדר
(al-Khader Junction)
The Green One route 375
to Beitar Illit
79.5 Beit Jala
Beit Jala
Beit Jala is an Arab Christian town in the Bethlehem Governorate of the West Bank. Beit Jala is located 10 km south of Jerusalem, on the western side of the Hebron road, opposite Bethlehem, at altitude...

al-Amal St.
NO northbound through-traffic for green (Palestinian Authority) license plates
green license plates continue to Route 60 north via al-Khader or Beit Jala, local roads, routes 398, 417 and 437
79.6 Tunnels / Patriarch's Way Security checkpoint
Tunnels Road
80.6 Beit Jala מנהרת רפאים (Refaim
Valley of Rephaim
Valley of Rephaim - . A valley descending southwest from Jerusalem to the Valley of Elah below, it is an ancient route from the coastal plain to the Judean Hills, probably named after the legendary race of giants.-Biblical story:...

 Tunnel)
2 lanes, 900 m.
Ghosts
82.2 Beit Jala, Gilo Bridge
2 lanes, 400 m.
82.6 Gilo מנהרת גילה (Gilo Tunnel)
2 lanes, 250 m.
Jerusalem Municipal Boundary
83.3 Jerusalem
Gilo
Gilo
Gilo is a neighborhood in southern East Jerusalem with a population of 40,000, mostly Jewish. It is one of the five ring neighborhoods of Jerusalem and is built on land in the West Bank that was annexed to Israel in 1980 under the Jerusalem Law. The international community regards it as an...

צומת המנהרות
(HaMinharot Junction)
Tunnels HaRosmarin
Rosemary
Rosemary, , is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple or blue flowers, native to the Mediterranean region. It is a member of the mint family Lamiaceae, which includes many other herbs, and is one of two species in the genus Rosmarinus...

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HaRosmarin
Rosemary
Rosemary, , is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple or blue flowers, native to the Mediterranean region. It is a member of the mint family Lamiaceae, which includes many other herbs, and is one of two species in the genus Rosmarinus...

 St
83.5 Beit Safafa
Beit Safafa
Beit Safafa is an Arab neighborhood in south Jerusalem midway between the Jerusalem neighborhoods of Patt and Gilo, on the outskirts of Bethlehem. Beit Safafa had a population of 5,463 in 2000. It covers an area of 1,577 dunams.-History:...

, Tantur
Tantur Ecumenical Institute for Theological Studies
Tantur Ecumenical Institute for Theological Studies is an ecumenical theological institute in Jerusalem, Israel.At the Second Vatican Council in October 1963, the idea of an international ecumenical institute for theological research and pastoral studies was proposed...

A-Safa St., entrance to Tantur
Hebron Road
83.6 Beit Safafa, Tantur צומת טנטור
(Tantur Junction)
Hilltop Hebron Road
south to Bethlehem
Bethlehem
Bethlehem is a Palestinian city in the central West Bank of the Jordan River, near Israel and approximately south of Jerusalem, with a population of about 30,000 people. It is the capital of the Bethlehem Governorate of the Palestinian National Authority and a hub of Palestinian culture and tourism...

83.7 Mar Elias Monastery local road
84.7 Har Homa
Har Homa
Har Homa is a neighborhood in southern East Jerusalem, near Beit Sahour. Built on land annexed to the Jerusalem municipality by Israel after the 1967 Six-Day War, it is considered by much of the world an illegal Israeli settlement, although Israel disputes this.The neighborhood was officially...

route 398
Shmuel Meir Blvd.
84.9 Givat HaMatos
Givat HaMatos
Givat HaMatos is a caravan village in southern Jerusalem. It is populated by members of the Ethiopian Jewish community living in Israel. The village encompasses an area of approximately 170 dunams. It is bordered by Talpiot in the north, Hebron Road in the east, Gilo in the south, and Beit Safafa...

, Beit Safafa
Beit Safafa
Beit Safafa is an Arab neighborhood in south Jerusalem midway between the Jerusalem neighborhoods of Patt and Gilo, on the outskirts of Bethlehem. Beit Safafa had a population of 5,463 in 2000. It covers an area of 1,577 dunams.-History:...

local road
84.9 Green Line
85.2 Talpiot
Talpiot
Talpiot , is a neighborhood in southeast Jerusalem, Israel, established in 1922 by Zionist pioneers.-Etymology:The name Talpiot derives from a verse in Song of Songs 4:4 – "Thy neck is like the tower of David, built with turrets." According to rabbinic sources, Talpiot refers to the Temple...

Derech Beit Lehem
85.5 Talpiot
Talpiot
Talpiot , is a neighborhood in southeast Jerusalem, Israel, established in 1922 by Zionist pioneers.-Etymology:The name Talpiot derives from a verse in Song of Songs 4:4 – "Thy neck is like the tower of David, built with turrets." According to rabbinic sources, Talpiot refers to the Temple...

HaUman
Artisan
An artisan is a skilled manual worker who makes items that may be functional or strictly decorative, including furniture, clothing, jewellery, household items, and tools...

 St, Asher Wiener St.
86.2 Talpiot HaTnufa
Momentum
In classical mechanics, linear momentum or translational momentum is the product of the mass and velocity of an object...

 St.
86.4 Talpiot Dostrovsky St.
86.7 Talpiot כיכר יצחק לוי (Yitzhak Levi Square)
צומת הבנקים (Banks Junction)
Rivka
Rebecca
Rebecca a biblical matriarch from the Book of Genesis and a common first name. In this book Rebecca was said to be a beautiful girl. As a name it is often shortened to Becky, Becki or Becca; see Rebecca ....

 St., Ein Gedi
Ein Gedi
Ein Gedi is an oasis in Israel, located west of the Dead Sea, near Masada and the caves of Qumran.-Etymology:The name En-gedi is composed of two Hebrew words: ein means spring and gdi means goat-kid. En Gedi thus means "Kid spring."...

 St.
87 Baka
Baka
Baka may refer to:in fictional characters* Bākā, a character from Juken Sentai Gekiranger* Baka Rangers, a group of Negima! Magister Negi Magi characters...

, Talpiot
Yehuda St., Daniel Yanovsky St.
87.3 Baka Queen Esther
Esther
Esther , born Hadassah, is the eponymous heroine of the Biblical Book of Esther.According to the Bible, she was a Jewish queen of the Persian king Ahasuerus...

 St.
87.6 Baka Miriam HaHashmonait
Mariamne (second wife of Herod)
Mariamne I, also called Mariamne the Hasmonean was the second wife of Herod the Great. She was known for her great beauty, as was her brother Aristobulus...

 St.
87.7 Talpiot כיכר בולגריה (Bulgaria Square) Hanoch Albeck
Hanoch Albeck
Hanoch Albeck was a professor of Talmud at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel. He was one of the foremost scholars of the Mishna in his time and he was one of the founders of the scientific approach to the study of the Mishna.Hanoch's father Shalom Albeck, known as the Talmudic scholar,...

 St.
87.8 Abu Tor
Abu Tor
Abu Tor is a mixed Jewish and Arab neighborhood in central Jerusalem, Israel, south of the Old City. Abu Tor is bounded by the Valley of Hinnom on the north, Hebron Road and the old Jerusalem Railway Station to the west, and the Sherover Promenade, Armon HaNetziv and Peace Forest to the south...

Naomi
Naomi (Bible)
Naomi is Ruth's mother-in-law in the Old Testament Book of Ruth...

 St.
88 Abu Tor Gihon
Gihon Spring
The Gihon Spring was the main source of water for the City of David, the original site of Jerusalem. One of the world's major intermittent springs - and a reliable water source that made human settlement possible in ancient Jerusalem - the spring was not only used for drinking water, but also...

 St.
88.2 Abu Tor Aminadav
Aminadab
Aminadab is mentioned in Helaman 5:34-41. He is said to have been a righteous Nephite. However, evidently he fell away from the Church, and became associated with the Lamanites, as a guard in their prisons....

 St.
88.4 Abu Tor כיכר יוסף נבון
(Yosef Navon Square)
David Remez
David Remez
David Remez was an Israeli politician, the country's first Minister of Transportation, and a signatory of the Israeli declaration of independence.-Biography:...

 St., HaMefaked St.
89 Old City
Old City
-Neighborhoods :*Old City , Azerbaijan*Old City *Old City *Old City , Pakistan*Old City Multan, Pakistan*Old City , Tennessee, United States*Old City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States...

Ma'ale HaShalom
Ma'ale HaShalom
Ma'ale ha-Shalom , also known as the Pope's Road , is a street in Jerusalem, Israel. In addition to Ma'ale HaShalom, other variations of the name include "Ma'ale Ha-Shalom", "Maale Shalom", and "Ma’aleh Hashalom"...

 St.
Hativat Yerushalayim Street
89.4 Old City, Jaffa Gate Omar ibn il-Khatab
Umar
`Umar ibn al-Khattāb c. 2 November , was a leading companion and adviser to the Islamic prophet Muhammad who later became the second Muslim Caliph after Muhammad's death....

 St
89.5 Old City, Jaffa Gate כיכר שער יפו
(Jaffa Gate Square)
Yitzhak Kariv
Yitzhak Kariv
Yitzhak Kariv was the mayor of the Israeli part of Jerusalem from 1952 to 1955, and a banker.As a member of the Mizrachi political party, he was appointed as a compromise between the parties of the city hall, after Jerusalem’s first elected mayor, Zalman Shragai, had resigned...

 St.
89.9 Old City, New Gate
New Gate
The New Gate is the newest gate in the walls that surround the Old City of Jerusalem. It was built in 1889 to provide direct access between the Christian Quarter and the new neighborhoods then going up outside the walls. The arched gate is decorated with crenelated stonework...

מנהרת הצנחנים (HaTzanhanim Tunnel)
2 lanes, 500m.
Paratroopers local road
Heil HaHandasa Street
90.6 Musrara
Musrara
Musrara can refer to:* The Musrara neighborhood in Jerusalem, Israel* The Naggar School of Photography, an art school in Jerusalem, also known as "Musrara"...

, Mas'udiyya
HaNevi'im
Street of the Prophets
Street of the Prophets is an east-west axis road in Jerusalem beginning outside Damascus Gate and ending at Davidka Square. Located to the north of Jaffa Road, it bisects the neighborhood of Musrara....

 St.
Antarah ibn Shaddad
Antarah ibn Shaddad
 'Antarah Ibn Shaddād al-'Absī عنترة بن شداد العبسي was a pre-Islamic Arabian hero and poet famous both for his poetry and his adventurous life. What many consider his best or chief poem is contained in the Mu'allaqat...

 St.
Jerusalem Light Rail
Jerusalem Light Rail
The Jerusalem Light Rail is a light rail line, the first of several rapid transit lines planned by Israel for Jerusalem, Israel's capital city. Construction began in 2002 and ended in 2010, when the testing phase began. It was built by the CityPass consortium, which has a 30-year concession to...

 Station
90.7 Musrara, Mas'udiyya Naomi Kis St., Ibn al-'As St.
'Amr ibn al-'As
`Amr ibn al-`As was an Arab military commander who is most noted for leading the Muslim conquest of Egypt in 640. A contemporary of Muhammad, and one of the Sahaba , who rose quickly through the Muslim hierarchy following his conversion to Islam in the year 8 AH...


HaHoma HaShlishit St.
91 Beit Yisrael
Beit Yisrael
Beit Yisrael is a predominantly Haredi neighborhood in central Jerusalem, Israel. It is located just north of Mea Shearim.The name Beit Yisrael is taken from the verse in Ezekiel , in which Ezekiel prophesies to the hills and mountains of Israel, "I shall make numerous on you the people, the...

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American Colony
כיכר פיקוד הצפון
(Central Command Square)
Shmuel HaNavi
Shmuel HaNavi (neighborhood)
Shmuel HaNavi is a neighborhood in Jerusalem, Israel. It is located in the north of the city bordering Ramat Eshkol, Maalot Dafna and Sanhedria....

 St.
Saint George
Saint George
Saint George was, according to tradition, a Roman soldier from Syria Palaestina and a priest in the Guard of Diocletian, who is venerated as a Christian martyr. In hagiography Saint George is one of the most venerated saints in the Catholic , Anglican, Eastern Orthodox, and the Oriental Orthodox...

 St.
Jerusalem Light Rail Station
Haim Bar-Lev Street
91.3 Beit Yisrael,
American Colony
Moshe Zachs St.
Pierre van Paassen
Pierre van Paassen
Pierre van Paassen was a Dutch–Canadian-American journalist, writer, and Unitarian minister. He was born in Gorinchem, Netherlands, then emigrated with his parents to Canada in 1914. After entering a seminary, he served as a missionary to Ruthenian immigrants in the Alberta hinterland, where...

 St.
91.6 Green Line
91.7 Arzei HaBira
Arzei HaBira
Arzei Habira is a Haredi neighborhood in Jerusalem, Israel. It is bordered by Ma'alot Dafna to the north, the Shmuel Hanavi quarter to the west, Beit Yisrael to the south, and Road 1 and Sheikh Jarrah to the east.-Name:...

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Sheikh Jarrah
Sheikh Jarrah
Sheikh Jarrah is a predominantly Palestinian neighborhood in East Jerusalem on the road to Mount Scopus.-History:Sheikh Jarrah was established on the slopes of Mount Scopus, taking its name from the tomb of Sheikh Jarrah. The tomb, dated to 1201, is the burial place of Husam al-Din al-Jarrahi, an...

Shimon HaTzadik
Shimon HaTzadik
Shimon HaTzadik is a Jewish neighborhood in East Jerusalem, established around the Tomb of Simeon the Just, after whom it was named. The tomb and surrounding lands was purchased in 1876 by the committee of the Sephardic community and the Ashkenazi Assembly of Israel.In fact, starting shortly after...

 St.
Jerusalem Light Rail Station
92.3 Ma'alot Dafna
Ma'alot Dafna
Ma’alot Dafna is a Jewish neighborhood in northern Jerusalem. It borders the neighborhood of Shmuel HaNavi to the west, Ammunition Hill to the east, Ramat Eshkol to the north and Arzei HaBira to the south.-History:...

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Sheikh Jarrah
Zalman Shragai
Zalman Shragai
Shlomo Zalman Shragai was an Israeli politician and Jerusalem's first elected mayor.Shragai was born into an Polish Orthodox Jewish family in Gorzkowice in 1899. He then became active in the religious Zionist movement and settled in Palestine in 1924, already playing an important political role...

 St.
Clermont-Ganneau
Charles Simon Clermont-Ganneau
Charles Simon Clermont-Ganneau was a noted French Orientalist and archaeologist.-Biography:Clermont-Ganneau was born in Paris, son of a sculptor of some repute...

 St.
92.6 Givat HaMivtar
Givat HaMivtar
Givat HaMivtar is a Jewish neighborhood in northern Jerusalem established in 1970 between Ramat Eshkol and French Hill. It is located on a hill where an important battle took place in the Six Day War. Archaeological excavations have revealed important ancient Jewish tombs in the region...

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French Hill
French Hill
French Hill , also Giv'at Shapira is a neighborhood in northeastern Jerusalem. It is located on territory occupied during the Six-Day War in 1967, later annexed to Israel under the Jerusalem Law in 1980...

כיכר מיינרצהאגן
(Meinertzhagen
Richard Meinertzhagen
Colonel Richard Henry Meinertzhagen CBE DSO was a British soldier, intelligence officer and ornithologist.- Background and youth :Meinertzhagen was born into a socially connected, wealthy British family...

 Square)
route 417
Levi Eshkol
Levi Eshkol
' served as the third Prime Minister of Israel from 1963 until his death from a heart attack in 1969. He was the first Israeli Prime Minister to die in office.-Biography:...

 Blvd.
Hebrew University Blvd.
Jerusalem Light Rail Station
93.2 Giv'at HaMivtar,
French Hill
Sheshet HaYamim
Six-Day War
The Six-Day War , also known as the June War, 1967 Arab-Israeli War, or Third Arab-Israeli War, was fought between June 5 and 10, 1967, by Israel and the neighboring states of Egypt , Jordan, and Syria...

 Blvd
HaHagana Blvd.
Haganah
Haganah was a Jewish paramilitary organization in what was then the British Mandate of Palestine from 1920 to 1948, which later became the core of the Israel Defense Forces.- Origins :...


Jerusalem Light Rail Station
Uzi Narkis Road
93.5 Shuafat
Shuafat
Shu'fat , also Shuafat and Sha'fat, is a Palestinian Arab neighborhood of East Jerusalem, forming part of north-eastern Jerusalem. Located on the old Jerusalem-Ramallah road about three miles north of the Old City, Shuafat has a population of 35,000 residents...

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French Hill
מחלף שער מזרח
(Sha'ar Mizrah Interchange)
East Gate
Highway 1
Highway 1 (Israel)
Highway 1 , is the main highway connecting Tel Aviv with Jerusalem.-History:The section between Latrun and Jerusalem roughly follows an ancient path connecting Jaffa and Jerusalem...

95.1 Shuafat
Shuafat
Shu'fat , also Shuafat and Sha'fat, is a Palestinian Arab neighborhood of East Jerusalem, forming part of north-eastern Jerusalem. Located on the old Jerusalem-Ramallah road about three miles north of the Old City, Shuafat has a population of 35,000 residents...

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Pisgat Zeev
Yekutiel Adam
Yekutiel Adam
Yekutiel "Kuti" Adam was an Israeli general and former Deputy Chief of Staff of the Israeli Defence Forces....

 Blvd.
96.1 Beit Hanina
Beit Hanina
Beit Hanina is a Palestinian neighborhood in East Jerusalem on the road to Ramallah. It is bordered by Hizma to the east, Shuafat to the south, Beit Iksa and Nabi Samwil to the west, and Bir Nabala, al-Jib, Kafr Aqab and ar-Ram to the north. The total area of Beit Hanina is 20 sq. kilometers...

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Pisgat Zeev
Hamid Shomaan
Arab Bank
Arab Bank is one of the largest financial institutions in the Middle East. Established in Jerusalem in Palestine in 1930 as a small bank, it has evolved into a group with the largest worldwide Arab network with over 500 branches in 30 countries on five continents, participating in financial markets...

 St.
Sayeret Duchifat
Duchifat Battalion
The 94th Battalion, known as "Duchifat" , is a battalion in the 900th Brigade of the Israel Defense Forces .-History:The 94th Battalion was established in 1984 as an anti-tank unit...

 Blvd.
to route 437
97.4 Beit Hanina,
Neve Ya'akov
Beit Hanina Rd.
Neve Ya'akov Blvd.
Ramallah
Ramallah
Ramallah is a Palestinian city in the central West Bank located 10 kilometers north of Jerusalem, adjacent to al-Bireh. It currently serves as the de facto administrative capital of the Palestinian National Authority...

 Road
Beit Hanina,
Atarot
Atarot
Atarot was a moshav in Mandatory Palestine, north of Jerusalem along the highway to Ramallah. The village was captured and destroyed by the Jordanian Arab Legion during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War...

14 local streets
98.9 Atarot Bir Nabala
Bir Nabala
Bir Nabala is a Palestinian town in the West Bank located eight kilometers northeast of Jerusalem. In mid-year 2006, it had an estimated population of 6,100 residents...

 Rd. (westbound only)
99.4 Atarot Aviation Rd.
100.4 to Highway 45
Highway 45 (Israel)
Highway 45 is the official designation of a 3.4 km stretch of highway forming a continuous conection between Route 443 from Lod via the Ben Shemen Interchange and Route 404 to central Jerusalem...

Jerusalem Municipal Boundary
NO northbound through-traffic for yellow (Israeli) license plates
yellow license plates continue to Route 60 north via Sayeret Duchifat Blvd. and route 437
100.5 Qalandia Security checkpoint
NO southbound through-traffic for green (Palestinian Authority) license plates
green license plates continue to Route 60 south via routes 437, 417, 398 and local roads, Beit Jala or al-Khader
100.6 Kafr 'Aqab
Kafr 'Aqab
Kafr 'Aqab is the northernmost Palestinian Arab neighborhood in East Jerusalem. It is located just south of the West Bank city of al-Bireh, 13 kilometers North of Jerusalem in the central West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the neighborhood had a population of...

Ramallah Road
Ramallah Bypass
101.9 Ar-Ram, Jaba'
Jaba', Jerusalem
Jaba’ is a Palestinian town in the Jerusalem Governorate, located 10 kilometers Northeast of Jerusalem in the central West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the town had a population of 3,239 in 2006....

Bir Nabala Rd
yellow license plates rejoin Route 60 north from Route 437
104.4 Geva Binyamin
Geva Binyamin
Geva Binyamin , also known as Adam , is a communal Israeli settlement in the West Bank. Located five kilometers north-west of Jerusalem, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Binyamin Regional Council...

Highway 437,
Adam Blvd.
105.1 Sha'ar Binyamin
Industrial Park
local road
106.1 Mikhmas
Mikhmas
Mikhmas is a Palestinian town in the Jerusalem Governorate, located 8 kilometers Northeast of Jerusalem in the central West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the town had a population of 1,878 in 2006....

local road
106.2 Kokhav Ya'akov
Kokhav Ya'akov
Kokhav Ya'akov is a religious communal Israeli settlement in the West Bank. It is located between Ramah in Benjamin and Bet-El near al-Bireh, and is about 10 minutes away by car from the Jerusalem neighborhoods of Pisgat Ze'ev and Neve Yaakov. It falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Binyamin...

, Psagot
Psagot
Psagot is a communal Israeli settlement in the West Bank located north of Jerusalem on Tawil hill adjacent to Ramallah, al-Bireh, and Kokhav Ya'akov. Psagot, established in 1981, falls under the jurisdiction of Binyamin Regional Council, with the council's headquarters located there...

local road
107.3 Ma'ale Mikhmas
Ma'ale Mikhmas
Ma'ale Mikhmas is an Israeli settlement and a village in the Binyamin region of the northern West Bank and under the municipal responsibility of the Mateh Binyamin Regional Council...

route 457
to route 458
109.8 Migron
(ordered removed by Apr 2012)
local road
112.4 al-Bireh
Al-Bireh
al-Bireh or el-Bira is a Palestinian city adjacent to Ramallah in the central West Bank, north of Jerusalem. It is situated on the central ridge running through the West Bank and is above sea level, covering an area of...

, Beit El
Beit El
Beit El is an Israeli settlement and a local council in the Benjamin region of the central West Bank, within the borders of the Matte Binyamin Regional Council. The religiously observant town is located in the hills north of Jerusalem east of the Palestinian city of al-Bireh. In 2009, it had a...

,
Giv'at Asaf
Giv'at Asaf
Giv'at Asaf ad, lit. Asaf Hill) is an illegal Israeli outpost settlement in the West Bank. Located 3.5 kilometers from Beit El, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Binyamin Regional Council. It has about 30 structures and is home to some 30 families...

, Burqa
Burqa, Ramallah
Burqa is a Palestinian town in the Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorate, located east of Ramallah in the northern West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics , the town had a population of approximately 2,090 inhabitants in the 2007 census....

, Beitin
Beitin
Beitin is a Palestinian town in the Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorate in the central West Bank, located northeast of Ramallah along the Ramallah-Nablus road...

route 466
113.4 Deir Dibwan
Deir Dibwan
Deir Dibwan is a Palestinian town in the Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorate in the central West Bank 7 kilometers east of Ramallah. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics the town had a population of approximately 5,252 inhabitants in mid-year 2006. There were 5,016 people from...

local road
118.1 Ofra
Ofra
Ofra is an Israeli settlement located in the northern West Bank in the jurisdiction of the Mateh Binyamin Regional Council. It is situated on the main road between Jerusalem and Nablus , 25 km from Jerusalem and has 3,200 inhabitants ....

HaMiyasdim St.
118.3 Ein Yabrud
Ein Yabrud
Ein Yabrud is a Palestinian town in the Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorate in the central West Bank. It is located approximately 7 km northeast of the city of Ramallah and its elevation is 800 m. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics the town had a population of 3,000...

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Yabrud
Yabrud, Ramallah
Yabrud is a Palestinian village in the Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorate in the central West Bank. It is located approximately 13 km northeast of the city of Ramallah and its elevation is 790 m. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics 2007 estimates, the town had a...

, Silwad
Silwad
Silwad is a Palestinian town located 12 kilometers north-east of Ramallah, about 5 km away from the Nablus-Jerusalem highway. Silwad altitude is 860 Meter above sea level. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics , the town had a population of 6,123 inhabitants in...

route 449
123.1 צומת עם
'Am Junction
route 465
to Birzeit, Ateret
Ateret
Ateret is a village and Israeli settlement in the Samarian hills of the West Bank located in the municipal jurisdiction of the Mateh Binyamin Regional Council 40 km north-west of Jerusalem on a hilltop at an elevation of 760 metres. To the west, the view is not obstructed from Hadera in the...

124.2 Al-Mazra'a ash-Sharqiya
Al-Mazra'a ash-Sharqiya
al-Mazra'a ash-Sharqiya is a Palestinian town in the Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorate, located 15 kilometers Northeast of Ramallah in the northern West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics , the town had a population of approximately 4,495 inhabitants in 2007....

route 4568
127.4 Sinjil
Sinjil
Sinjil is a Palestinian town located northeast of Ramallah in the Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorate in the central West Bank. The village is surrounded by the village of Turmus Ayya and the Israeli settlement of Shilo....

route 4665
129 Sinjil local road
129.4 Turmus Ayya
Turmus Ayya
Turmus Ayya is a Palestinian town located in the Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorate in the West Bank. Its surrounding villages are Sinjil , Khirbet Abu Falah and the Israeli settlement of Shilo...

local road
131.3 Shilo local road
Wadi ash-Sha'ir Road
135.1 Eli Elkana Rd.
135.3 Eli 14th of Elul St.
136.9 Ma'ale Levona
Ma'ale Levona
Ma'ale Levona is an Israeli settlement in the West Bank. "Ma'ale Levonah" means "Ascent of Frankincense" in Hebrew. The international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes this.It overlooks its namesake, an...

local road
137.9 Al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya
Al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya
al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya is a Palestinian village in the northern West Bank, located 20 kilometers south of Nablus, in the Nablus Governorate. The town has a total land area of 12,075 dunams of which 200 dunams is built-up area...

local road
140.3 Qabalan
Qabalan
Qabalan is a Palestinian town in the Nablus Governorate in the eastern West Bank, located southeast of Nablus. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics , the town had a population of 7,130 inhabitants in 2007....

route 4777
140.1 As-Sawiya
As-Sawiya
as-Sawiya is a Palestinian town in the Nablus Governorate in northern West Bank, located 18 kilometers South of Nablus. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics , the town had a population of 2,301 inhabitants in mid-year 2006....

local road
142.7 Rechelim, Ariel
Ariel (city)
Ariel is an Israeli settlement and a city in the West Bank. Ariel was established in 1978. Its population at the end of 2009 was 17,600, including 7,000 immigrants who came to Israel after 1990. It is the fourth largest Jewish settlement city in the West Bank., after Modi'in Illit, Beitar Illit,...

local road
145.1 Kfar Tapuach
Kfar Tapuach
Kfar Tapuach is an Israeli settlement in the West Bank, founded in 1978. It sits astride one of the major traffic junctions in the West Bank. The executive director of the village council is Yisrael Blunder. As of December 2007, it had 800 residents...

צומת תפוח
(Tapuah Junction)
Apple Highway 505
Huwara
Huwara
Huwara is a Palestinian town located in the Nablus Governorate of the northern West Bank, south of Nablus and forms an enclave between four Israeli settlements. It is approximately from Jacob's Well. As part of the West Bank Closures system, the town contains the main Israel Defense Forces...

 Road
147.8 Beita local road
147.9 Huwara
Huwara
Huwara is a Palestinian town located in the Nablus Governorate of the northern West Bank, south of Nablus and forms an enclave between four Israeli settlements. It is approximately from Jacob's Well. As part of the West Bank Closures system, the town contains the main Israel Defense Forces...

local streets
148.4 Huwara route 5076, local streets
148.6 Huwara local road to Odala
Odala
Odala is a Palestinian town in the Nablus Governorate in northern West Bank, located 10 kilometers South of Nablus. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics , the town had a population of 1,082 inhabitants in mid-year 2006....


local streets
149.3 Huwara local road to Nablus
Nablus
Nablus is a Palestinian city in the northern West Bank, approximately north of Jerusalem, with a population of 126,132. Located in a strategic position between Mount Ebal and Mount Gerizim, it is the capital of the Nablus Governorate and a Palestinian commercial and cultural center.Founded by the...


local streets
Nablus
Nablus
Nablus is a Palestinian city in the northern West Bank, approximately north of Jerusalem, with a population of 126,132. Located in a strategic position between Mount Ebal and Mount Gerizim, it is the capital of the Nablus Governorate and a Palestinian commercial and cultural center.Founded by the...

 Bypass
151.2 Yitzhar
Yitzhar
Yitzhar is an Israeli settlement located in the West Bank south of the city of Nablus just off Route 60, north of the Tapuach Junction. The predominantly Orthodox Jewish community with a population of 895 is within the municipal jurisdiction of the Shomron Regional Council...

, Burin
Burin, Nablus
Burin is a Palestinian village in the Nablus Governorate in northern West Bank, located 7 kilometers southwest of Nablus. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics , the town had a population of 2,573 inhabitants in mid-year 2006....

local road
160.9 Sarra
Sarra, Nablus
Sarra is a Palestinian town in the Nablus Governorate in northern West Bank, located 11 kilometers southwest of Nablus. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics , the town had a population of 2,892 inhabitants in mid-year 2006....

local road to Nablus
161.1 Jit
Jit, Qalqilya
Jit is a Palestinian town in the northern West Bank, located 10 kilometers west of Nablus. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the village had a population of approximately 2,320 inhabitants in 2006....

route 55 (west)
163.9 Kedumim Local Council
Kedumim
Kedumim , also spelled Qedumim, is an Israeli settlement and a town located in the Samarian hills of the West Bank that was founded during Hanukkah 1975 and now enjoys the municipal status of local council. Founded in 1975 by members of the Gush Emunim settlement movement, its current population is...

,
Bar-On Industrial Park
local road
167.2 route 557 (west)
167.9 Shavei Shomron
Shavei Shomron
Shavei Shomron is a communal village and an Israeli settlement in the northern West Bank, founded in 1977. Located to the west of Nablus on the road to Tulkarm, it is within the municipal jurisdiction of the Shomron Regional Council. As of 2003, it had a population of 604, mostly religious...

local road
Travel for yellow (Israeli) license plates between Shomron Junction and Dotan Junction permitted, IDF escort recommended
169.9 Deir Sharaf
Deir Sharaf
Deir Sharaf is a Palestinian town in the Nablus Governorate in northern West Bank, located 9 kilometers northwest of Nablus. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics , the town had a population of 2,759 inhabitants in mid-year 2006....

צומת שומרון
(Shomron Junction)
Samaria
Samaria
Samaria, or the Shomron is a term used for a mountainous region roughly corresponding to the northern part of the West Bank.- Etymology :...

local road
169.8 An-Naqura
An-Naqura
An Naqura is a Palestinian village in the Nablus Governorate in northern West Bank, located ten kilometers northwest of Nablus and adjacent to Shavei Shomron. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics , the village had a population of 1,658 inhabitants in mid-year 2006....

local road
171 Sebastia
Sebastia, Nablus
Sebastia is a Palestinian village of over 4,500 inhabitants, located in the Nablus Governorate of the West Bank some 12 kilometers northwest of the city of Nablus. The village's total area is 4,810 dunums, the built up area of which comprises 150 dunums...

route 5715
171.7 Sebastia local road
177.1 Burqa
Burqa, Nablus
Burqa is a Palestinian town in the Nablus Governorate in northern West Bank, located 18 kilometers northwest of Nablus. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics , the town had a population of 4,030 inhabitants in mid-year 2006....

local road
178.4 Bazariya
Bizziriya
Bizziriya or Bazzariya is a Palestinian village in the West Bank, located 20 kilometers northwest of Nablus at the northernmost point of the Nablus Governorate. It is situated in a valley, having an altitude of 460 meters above sea level. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics,...

local road
179.1 Homesh
Homesh
Homesh was an Israeli settlement in the northern Samarian Hills of the West Bank along Tulkarm and Route 60. The village fell under the administrative jurisdiction of the Shomron Regional Council...

 (evacuated
Israel's unilateral disengagement plan
Israel's unilateral disengagement plan , also known as the "Disengagement plan", "Gaza expulsion plan", and "Hitnatkut", was a proposal by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, adopted by the government on June 6, 2004 and enacted in August 2005, to evict all Israelis from the Gaza Strip and from...

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local road
180.3 Silat ad-Dhahr
Silat ad-Dhahr
Silat adh Dhahr is a Palestinian town in the Jenin Governorate in the Northern area of the West Bank, located 14 kilometers South west of Jenin. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the town had a population of over 6,259 inhabitants in mid-year 2006...

local streets
182.5 Fandaqumiya
Fandaqumiya
Fandaqumiya, is a village located in the Jenin district of the northern West Bank, northwest of Nablus. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the town had a population of 3,363 inhabitants in mid-year 2006.-Name:...

local streets
183.9 Jaba
Jaba, Jenin
Jaba is a Palestinian village in the West Bank, located 8 km Northwest of the city of Jenin in the northern West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the town had a population of 9,704 inhabitants in mid-year 2006....

local road
184 Jaba route 5725 to
Sanur
Sanur, Jenin
Sanur is a Palestinian town located 26 kilometers southwest of Jenin, in the Jenin Governorate. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, Sanur had a population of 4,300 inhabitants, in mid-year 2006.-Bibliography:...

, Meithalun
Meithalun
Meithalun is a Palestinian town in the West Bank, located 17 km South of the city of Jenin in the northern West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the town had a population of 7,006 inhabitants in mid-year 2006....

184.8 Sa-Nur
Sa-Nur
Sa-Nur was an Israeli settlement in the northern West Bank under the administrative jurisdiction of Shomron Regional Council. Prior to its demolition, Sa-nur was home to 43 families. In September 2005 its 105 residents were evicted and IDF soldiers began dismantling Sanur as part of Israel's...

 (evacuated)
local road
186 Ajjah
Ajjah
Ajjah is a Palestinian town in the Jenin Governorate in the Western area of the West Bank, located 19 kilometers Southwest of Jenin. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the town had a population of over 5,147 inhabitants in mid-year 2006.-External links:*...

local road
187.5 Anzah
Anzah
Anzah or Anza is a Palestinian village in the located 18 km southwest of the city of Jenin in the northern West Bank. Its total land area consists of 4,740 dunams of which nearly a 1/4 is covered with olive orchards...

local road
189.6 Zawiya local road
191.5 local road
194.2 Mirka
Mirka
Mirka is a Palestinian village in the West Bank, located 12 km Southwest of the city of Jenin in the northern West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the town had a population of 1,555 inhabitants in mid-year 2006....

צומת דותן
(Dotan Junction)
named after
ancient city
Dothan (ancient city)
Dothan was a city located at north of Shechem, and about 100 km north of Hebron. Eusebius places it 12 miles to the north of Sebaste...

route 585
route 588
Travel for yellow (Israeli) license plates between Dotan Junction and Shomron Junction permitted, IDF escort recommended
NO northbound through-traffic for yellow (Israeli) license plates
Route 588
194.5 Tel Dothan
Dothan (ancient city)
Dothan was a city located at north of Shechem, and about 100 km north of Hebron. Eusebius places it 12 miles to the north of Sebaste...

local road
195.2 Bir al-Basha
Bir al-Basha
Bir al-Basha is a Palestinian village in the West Bank, located 15km southwest of the city of Jenin in the northern West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the town had a population of 1,307 inhabitants in mid-year 2006....

6 local streets
Palestinian Authority
Palestinian National Authority
The Palestinian Authority is the administrative organization established to govern parts of the West Bank and Gaza Strip...

 Area A
Administrative divisions of the Oslo Accords
The Oslo Accords created three temporary distinct administrative divisions in the West Bank and Gaza Strip until a final status accord would be established...

199.7 Ash-Shuhada
Ash-Shuhada
ash-Shuhada is a Palestinian village in the West Bank, located 5 km Southwest of the city of Jenin in the northern West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the town had a population of 1,738 inhabitants in mid-year 2006....

, Qabatiya
Qabatiya
Qabatiya or Qabatia is a Palestinian town located in the northern West Bank 6 km south of the city of Jenin. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the town had a population of 49,198 in 2007....

צומת קבאטיה
(Qabatiya Junction)
local road
203.2 Jenin
Jenin
Jenin is the largest town in the Northern West Bank, and the third largest city overall. It serves as the administrative center of the Jenin Governorate and is a major agricultural center for the surrounding towns. In 2007, the city had a population of 120,004 not including the adjacent refugee...

22 local streets
207.2 Dahiyat Sabah al-Kheir 11 local streets
↑Palestinian Authority Area A↑
Jalamah Road
209.8 Jalamah
Jalamah
Jalamah or Jalameh is a Palestinian village in the West Bank, located 5 km North of the city of Jenin in the northern West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the town had a population of 2,304 inhabitants in mid-year 2006....

route 6010 South
to Zababdeh
Zababdeh
Zababdeh or Zababida is a Palestinian town in the northern West Bank located 15 km southeast of Jenin and 2 km from the Arab American University - Jenin. Its jurisdiction consists of 5,719 dunams, three-fifths being covered with olive and fig groves...

, Wadi ad-Dabi'
Kadim
Kadim
Kadim |Jugs]]) was an Israeli settlement in the northern West Bank under the administrative jurisdiction of Shomron Regional Council. In September 2005 its residents were evicted and IDF soldiers began dismantling Kadim as part of Israel's unilateral disengagement plan.-References:...

 (evacuated
Israel's unilateral disengagement plan
Israel's unilateral disengagement plan , also known as the "Disengagement plan", "Gaza expulsion plan", and "Hitnatkut", was a proposal by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, adopted by the government on June 6, 2004 and enacted in August 2005, to evict all Israelis from the Gaza Strip and from...

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Ganim
Ganim
Ganim was a village and an Israeli settlement in the northern West Bank under the administrative local government of the Shomron Regional Council....

 (evacuated)
210.2 Jalamah
Jalamah
Jalamah or Jalameh is a Palestinian village in the West Bank, located 5 km North of the city of Jenin in the northern West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the town had a population of 2,304 inhabitants in mid-year 2006....

6 local streets
211.2 Green Line, Jalamah Terminal entrance to
passenger terminal and
cargo transfer station
Green Line
NO northbound through-traffic for green (Palestinian Authority) license plates
211.4 Jalamah
Jalamah
Jalamah or Jalameh is a Palestinian village in the West Bank, located 5 km North of the city of Jenin in the northern West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the town had a population of 2,304 inhabitants in mid-year 2006....

 Security checkpoint
NO southbound through-traffic for yellow (Israeli) license plates
211.8 Green Line, Jalamah Terminal,
Muqeible
Muqeible
Muqeible or Muqeibla , meaning "The front place", is an Israeli Arab town located in Israel's North District, in the Jezreel Valley between Ta'anakh and Jenin. It is a part of the Gilboa Regional Council...

entrance to
passenger terminal and
cargo transfer station

local road to Muqeible
212.7 Magen Shaul
Magen Shaul
Magen Shaul is a moshav near Gilboa Mountain in northern Israel. It belongs to the Gilboa Regional Council.The moshav was founded in 1976 by children of families who lived in other moshavim of the Ta'anakh region....

local road
212.9 Sandala
Sandala, Israel
Sandala is an Arab village in the North District of Israel. Located near Afula, it falls under the jurisdiction of Gilboa Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 1,500.-History:...

2 local roads
214.3 Gan Ner
Gan Ner
Gan Ner is a communal settlement in northern Israel. Located near the Green Line to the south of Afula, it falls under the jurisdiction of Gilboa Regional Council. In 2007 the population was 2,800....

local road
216 Prazon
Prazon
Prazon is a moshav in the Ta'anakh region in northern Israel. It belongs to the Gilboa Regional Council.It was founded in 1953 by immigrants to Israel from Kurdistan as the second settlement in the Ta'anakh region after Avital....

local road
217.2 Yizre'el
Yizre'el
The kibbutz was established on 20 August 1948 by demobilised Palmach soldiers just to the west of the remains of the depopulated Palestinian village of Zir'in It was named after the ancient city of Jezreel, which was located in the area allotted to the tribe of Issachar...

, Avital
Avital
Avital is a small moshav in Gilboa, Israel that is ten kilometers south of Afula. It was founded in 1953 by immigrants from Iran, Turkey and Kurdistan who were part of the Moshavim Movement. In 2006, its population was 440....

צומת יזרעאל
(Yizre'el Junction)
God Sows route 675
Afula
Afula
Afula is a city in the North District of Israel, often known as the "Capital of the Valley", referring to the Jezreel Valley. The city had a population of 40,500 at the end of 2009.-History:...

 Municipal Boundary
Jerusalem Boulevard
223.1 Afula
Afula
Afula is a city in the North District of Israel, often known as the "Capital of the Valley", referring to the Jezreel Valley. The city had a population of 40,500 at the end of 2009.-History:...

צומת אפולה דרום מזרח
(Afula Drom Mizrah Junction)
South-East Afula Menachem Begin
Menachem Begin
' was a politician, founder of Likud and the sixth Prime Minister of the State of Israel. Before independence, he was the leader of the Zionist militant group Irgun, the Revisionist breakaway from the larger Jewish paramilitary organization Haganah. He proclaimed a revolt, on 1 February 1944,...

 Blvd.
223.3 Afula Gilboa St.
223.6 Afula Yehoshua Hankin
Yehoshua Hankin
Yehoshua Hankin was a Zionist activist who was responsible for most of the major land purchases of the World Zionist Organization in Ottoman Palestine....

 St.
223.8 Afula Ussishkin St.
223.9 Afula Kehilat Tzion
Old Yishuv
The Old Yishuv refers to the Jewish community that lived in the Land of Israel from the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE to the First Aliyah in 1881-82, prior to the onset of Zionist immigration....

 Blvd.
Yosef Sprinzak
Yosef Sprinzak
Yosef Sprinzak was a leading Zionist activist in the first half of the 20th century, an Israeli politician, and the first Speaker of the Knesset, a role he held from 1949 until his death in 1959....

 Boulevard
224 Afula HaNasi Weizmann
Chaim Weizmann
Chaim Azriel Weizmann, , was a Zionist leader, President of the Zionist Organization, and the first President of the State of Israel. He was elected on 1 February 1949, and served until his death in 1952....

 Blvd.
Afula Central Bus Station
HaNasi Weizmann Boulevard
224.1 Afula Jerusalem Blvd.
224.3 Afula כיכר העצמאות
(HaAtzma'ut Square)
Independence Arlozorov St.
224.5 Afula כיכר פז
(Paz Square)
Moshe Sharett
Moshe Sharett
Moshe Sharett on 15 October 1894, died 7 July 1965) was the second Prime Minister of Israel , serving for a little under two years between David Ben-Gurion's two terms.-Early life:...

 St.
Holland St., Zalman Hod St.
Hativat Teisha'
Oded Brigade
The Oded Brigade was an Israeli infantry brigade, one of ten brigades fielded by the Haganah . It was headquartered in Jerusalem...

 Boulevard
224.6 Afula Zalman Shazar
Zalman Shazar
Zalman Shazar was an Israeli politician, author. and poet. Shazar served as the third President of Israel from 1963 to 1973.-Biography:...

 St.
224.7 Afula Rimon
Pomegranate
The pomegranate , Punica granatum, is a fruit-bearing deciduous shrub or small tree growing between five and eight meters tall.Native to the area of modern day Iran, the pomegranate has been cultivated in the Caucasus since ancient times. From there it spread to Asian areas such as the Caucasus as...

 St.
224.8 Afula Hadasim
Hadass
Hadass is a branch of the myrtle tree that forms part of the lulav used on the Jewish holiday of Sukkot....

 St., Einstein Blvd.
224.9 Afula Etrog
Etrog
Etrog refers to the yellow citron or Citrus medica used by Jews on the week-long holiday of Sukkot.While in modern Hebrew this is the name for any variety of citron, its English usage applies to those varieties and specimens used as one of the Four Species...

 St.
225 Afula Tzaftzefot St., HaAvoda St.
225.2 Afula צומת מכבי אש
(Mikabei Esh Junction)
Firefighters route 65 East
Hadarim
Citrus
Citrus is a common term and genus of flowering plants in the rue family, Rutaceae. Citrus is believed to have originated in the part of Southeast Asia bordered by Northeastern India, Myanmar and the Yunnan province of China...

 St., HaHistadrut
Histadrut
HaHistadrut HaKlalit shel HaOvdim B'Eretz Yisrael , known as the Histadrut, is Israel's organization of trade unions. Established in December 1920 during the British Mandate for Palestine, it became one of the most powerful institutions of the State of Israel.-History:The Histadrut was founded in...

 Blvd.
225.4 Afula Yukler B'Emek Shopping Center
226.2 Afula route 65 West
Afula
Afula
Afula is a city in the North District of Israel, often known as the "Capital of the Valley", referring to the Jezreel Valley. The city had a population of 40,500 at the end of 2009.-History:...

 Municipal Boundary
226.9 Balfouria
Balfouria
Balfouria is a moshav in northern Israel, south of Nazareth. Located near Afula, it falls under the jurisdiction of Jezreel Valley Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 312.-History:...

local road
228.7 Kfar Gid'on local road
229.2 Jezreel Valley Regional Council
Jezreel Valley Regional Council
Jezreel Valley Regional Council is a regional council in northern Israel that encompasses most of the settlements in the Jezreel Valley. It includes 15 kibbutzim, 15 moshavim, 6 communal settlements and two Bedouin villages...

,
Mizra
Mizra
Mizra is a kibbutz in northern Israel. Located between Afula and Nazareth, it falls under the jurisdiction of Jezreel Valley Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 689.-History:...

, Emek Yezreel College
Max Stern Academic College of Emek Yezreel
Max Stern Academic College of Emek Yezreel is a college located in the Jezreel Valley of Israel, between the cities Afula and Nazareth, and next to Kfar Gid'on, Tel Adashim and Mizra....

local road
230 Tel Adashim
Tel Adashim
Tel Adashim is a moshav in northern Israel. Located near Afula, it falls under the jurisdiction of Jezreel Valley Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 744....

local road
230.2 Tel Adashim צומת עדשים
(Adashim Junction)
Lentils route 73
Nazareth
Nazareth
Nazareth is the largest city in the North District of Israel. Known as "the Arab capital of Israel," the population is made up predominantly of Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel...

 Municipal Boundary
232.2 Nazareth
Nazareth
Nazareth is the largest city in the North District of Israel. Known as "the Arab capital of Israel," the population is made up predominantly of Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel...

מחלף איכסאל
(Iksal
Iksal
Iksal is an Arab local council in northern Israel, about southeast of Nazareth. It has an area of 9,000 dunams and a population of 11,700 primarily Muslim inhabitants...

 Interchange)
Chores Marj Ibn Amer
Jezreel Valley
-Etymology:The Jezreel Valley takes its name from the ancient city of Jezreel which was located on a low hill overlooking the southern edge of the valley, though some scholars think that the name of the city originates from the name of the clan which founded it, and whose existence is mentioned in...

 Rd.
232.6 Har HaKfitza (Mount Precipice)
Mount Precipice
Mount Precipice , also known as Mount of Precipitation, Mount of the Leap of the Lord and Mount Kedumim is located in Lower Galilee, Near the cities of Nazareth and Nazareth Illit....

Eitan Bridge
4 lanes, 400m.
233 Har HaKfitza (Mount Precipice) Yitzhak Herskovitz Tunnels
4 lanes, 380m.
234.6 Nazareth Wadi el-Hadj St.
235.1 Nazareth צומת המוסכים
(HaMusachim Junction)
Auto Repair Shops
Automobile repair shop
An automobile repair shop is a place where automobiles are repaired by auto mechanics and electricians.- Types :The automotive garage can be divided in so many category....

route 75 (road 3001)
HaZtionut
Zionism
Zionism is a Jewish political movement that, in its broadest sense, has supported the self-determination of the Jewish people in a sovereign Jewish national homeland. Since the establishment of the State of Israel, the Zionist movement continues primarily to advocate on behalf of the Jewish state...

 Blvd.
Tawfiq Ziad
Tawfiq Ziad
Tawfiq Ziad was a Palestinian politician well-known for his "poetry of protest".-Biography:Born in the Galilee, Ziad studied literature in Russia...

 St.

See also