25.01.2012 01.Schwat. 5772 Rosch Chodesch
Daliat al-Carmel Mayor Carmel demands that a proper road be built to connect the community to north-south Route 4; Knesset committee votes in favor of road despite objections of Environmental Protection Minister.
Despite the objections of Environmental Protection Minister Gilad Erdan, a Knesset committee yesterday voted in favor of paving a new road from the Druze town of Daliat al-Carmel that would run through Carmel National Park.
The Knesset Interior and Environmental Protection Committee will ask the Interior Ministry to construct the road westward to the coastal plain. Over the past few years, portions of it have been built illegally as far as the communities of Nir Etzion and Ein Hod. However, after the huge fire on Mount Carmel in December 2010, which came very close to some of the town's homes, Daliat al-Carmel Mayor Carmel Nasser al-Din demanded that a proper road be built to connect the community to north-south Route 4 to the west….