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Encyclopedia > Route 60 (Israel)

Route 60 is a north-south intercity road in Israel and Palestinian Authority territory that streches from Be'er Sheva to Nazareth. After heading north from Beer-Sheva, most of the road runs through the West Bank, passing through Hebron, Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Ramallah, Nablus, and Jenin. It then returns to Israel proper, passing through the town of Afula ending in Nazareth. The West Bank The Palestinian National Authority (PNA or PA) is a semi-autonomous state institution nominally governing the bulk of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip (which it calls the Palestinian Territories). It was established as a part of Oslo accords between the PLO and Israel. ... Beer Sheva is a city in Israel and the largest city of the Negev desert, often known as the Capital of the Negev. In 2004, Beer Sheva had a population of 184,500 making it the fifth largest city in Israel. ... Nazareth (Arabic الناصرة an-Nāṣirah; Hebrew נָצְרַת, Standard Hebrew Naẓərat, Tiberian Hebrew Nāṣəraṯ) is an ancient town in the North District in Israel. ... This article is about the place in the Middle East. ... Bethlehem (Arabic بيت لحم   house of meat; Standard Hebrew בית לחם house of bread, Bet léḥem / Bet láḥem; Tiberian Hebrew Bêṯ léḥem / Bêṯ lāḥem; Greek: Βηθλεέμ) is a city in the West Bank under Palestinian Authority considered a central hub of Palestinian cultural and tourism industries. ... Panoramic view from Mt. ... Ramallah (Arabic:  ) is a Palestinian city in the West Bank of approximately 57,000 residents. ... Nāblus (sometimes Nābulus; Arabic:  ; IPA: , Hebrew:   Shechem ; IPA: ); ) is a major city under Palestinian Authority in the West Bank and, with a population of over 100,000, is one of the largest Palestinian population centers in the Middle East. ... Jenin (Arabic: , Hebrew: גנין), a city on the West Bank, is a major Palestinian agricultural center. ... Afula (עפולה; Hebrew: ; ; Arabic: ‎ ) is a city in the North District of Israel, often known as the Capital of the Valley, Jezreel Valley. ... Nazareth (Arabic الناصرة an-Nāṣirah; Hebrew נָצְרַת, Standard Hebrew Naẓərat, Tiberian Hebrew Nāṣəraṯ) is an ancient town in the North District in Israel. ...


The route is also known as the Route of the Fathers (Hebrew: דרך האבות) since it essentially follows the paths of the Biblical forefathers. The word Hebrew most likely means to cross over, referring to the Semitic people crossing over the Euphrates River. ...


Route 60 and the Intifada

Before the Oslo Accords, Palestinians lived under Israeli authority and could travel freely on the road. After the Palestinian Authority assumed control over various cities, Israel established border crossings on areas of the route which entered Palestinian jurisdiction. Bypass roads were also created for the settlements. Nowadays, Palestinian drivers must obtain permits in order to use the road. The Oslo Accords, officially called the Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements or Declaration of Principles (DOP), were finalized in Oslo, Norway on August 20, 1993, and subsequently officially signed at a public ceremony in Washington D.C. on September 13, 1993, with Mahmoud Abbas signing for the... The West Bank The Palestinian National Authority (PNA or PA) is a semi-autonomous state institution nominally governing the bulk of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip (which it calls the Palestinian Territories). It was established as a part of Oslo accords between the PLO and Israel. ...


Because of the Palestinian Intifada in recent years, travellers on the road have been subject to attacks from militants, and many have been killed. The Israeli Army, in response, has fortified various sections with walls and has established checkpoints along the route. Intifada (also Intefadah or Intifadah; from ‎ shaking off) is an Arabic term for uprising. It came into common usage in English as the popularized name for two recent Palestinian campaigns directed at ending the Israeli military occupation. ... The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) (Hebrew: צבא ההגנה לישראל Tsva Ha-Haganah Le-Yisrael ([Army] Force [for] the Defense of Israel), often abbreviated צהל Tsahal, alternative English spelling Tzahal, is the name of Israels armed forces...

Transportation in Israel
Roads in Israel: Highway 1 | Highway 2 | Highway 4 | Highway 5 | Highway 6 | Route 40 | Route 60 | Route 90 | Highway 443 | Ayalon Highway | Carmel Tunnels | Begin Expressway
Bus: Egged | Dan | Kavim | Metrodan Beersheba | Metropoline | Nativ Express | Superbus | Connex
Railways: Israel Railways
Light Rails and Rapid Transits: Tel Aviv Subway | Jerusalem Light Rail | Carmelit
Aviation Authorities and Companies: Israel Airports Authority | Ben Gurion International Airport | El Al | Arkia | Israir | Neshair | Sun D'Or | Tamir Airways
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unknown, unknown; unknown. Road 60 Israel (HTML). unknown. Wikipedia. Retrieved on 12/05/2006. Transportation in Israel is well developed, and is continuously being upgraded to meet the demands of rapid population growth, political factors, military needs of the Israel Defense Force, tourism and increased traffic. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Israel_(bordered). ... The Israeli road development began during the British Mandate of Palestine. ... Highway 1 (Hebrew: ), is the main highway connecting Tel Aviv with Jerusalem. ... Highway 2 (Hebrew: , Kvish 2) is an Israeli highway located on the coastal plain of the Mediterranean Sea. ... Highway 4 (Hebrew: , Kvish 4) is an Israeli highway that runs along Israels entire coastal plain of the Mediterranean Sea, its rout is from the Erez Border Crossing with the Gaza Strip to Rosh Hanikra border crossing with Lebanon. ... Highway 5, or the Trans-Samaria Highway (Hebrew: כביש חוצה שומרון, Kvish Chotze Shomron), is one of Israels main motorways connecting the Mediterranean coast immediately north of Tel Aviv with Ariel and other Israeli settlements in Samaria (northern West Bank). ... Headquarters and control centre near Petah Tikva Highway 6 (Hebrew: ), widely known as the Trans-Israel Highway or Cross-Israel Highway (חוצה ישראל), is a major electronic toll highway in Israel. ... Route 90 road sign Route 90 road sign Route 90 is the longest road in Israel and stretches from Metula and the northern border with Lebanon, along the western side of the Sea of Galilee, through the Jordan River Valley, along the western bank of the Dead Sea, through the... Highway 443 (Hebrew: ), also Maaleh Beit Choron, way of Beth-Horon, is the main highway connecting Modiin with Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, and also serves as a secondary connection between the Tel Aviv area and Jerusalem. ... The Ayalon Highway (Route 20) (Hebrew: נתיבי איילון, Netivey Ayalon) is a major expressway in the Tel Aviv region of Israel. ... The Menachem Begin Expressway (or Begin Boulevard) is an urban expressway in western Jerusalem. ... Egged Bus Cooperative is the largest bus company in Israel - and - the worlds second largest (second only to London Buses). ... Photograph of a Dan bus in Tel Aviv. ... Kavim is an Israeli bus company. ... Metrodan Beersheba Ltd. ... Metropoline is an Israeli intercity bus company which provides bus service between Tel Aviv and Beer Sheva. ... Nativ Express, or Nateev Express is an Israeli bus company. ... Superbus is an Israeli bus company, which provides bus routes from Tel Aviv to Lod, Ramla, Tzrifin, Modiin Illit and Shoham, as well as within those towns. ... Connex may refer to: a brand name used by Veolia Transport a ficticious energy company in the film Syriana an earlier name of Vodafone Romania a private operator of the suburban railway system in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Connex Melbourne Category: ... Israel Railways (Hebrew: רכבת ישראל Rakevet Yisrael) is Israels government-owned national railway company and is responsible for all inter-city and suburban railway passenger and freight traffic in the country. ... Tel Aviv Metro system has long been anticipated, as the major public transport mean of the largest and most active metropolitan of Israel. ... The Jerusalem Light Rail project consists of initially one and in a later phase possibly multiple light rail lines to provide fast and efficient public transportation in Jerusalem. ... The Carmelit is a subway (underground metro) in Haifa, Israel. ... The Israel Airports Authority was founded in 1977 as a public corporation mandated by the Israel Airports Authority Law. The authority is responsible for the management of Israels major civil airports and land-to-land border terminals between Israel and its neighbours (Egypt, Jordan, and the Palestinian Authority). ... Ben Gurion International Airport or Ben Gurion Airport (Hebrew: ) (IATA: TLV, ICAO: LLBG), once widely known as Lod Airport, is located near Lod, 15 km southeast of Tel Aviv, and is the largest international airport in Israel. ... Categories: Airline stubs | Companies of Israel | Transportation in Israel | Airlines of Israel ... Arkia Israeli Airlines is an airline based in Israel and uses the IATA designator IZ. On November 28, 2002, at the same time that the Kenyan hotel bombing occurred, an Arkia Boeing 757 was narrowly missed by two anti-aircraft missiles. ... Israir Airlines is an airline based in Tel Aviv, Israel. ... NeshAir is an Israel based airline founded in June 2006, based in Tel Aviv. ... Sun Dor (IATA designator 7L) is a fully-owned subsidiary of parent airline El Al. ... Tamir Airways is an airline based in Tel Aviv, Israel. ... The term Unknown is used in a number of contexts: To indicate the lack of knowledge, such as the list of unsolved problems, unsolved problems in physics or the unknown unknown To refer to anonymity In mathematics, as a noun, the unknowns of an equation are the quantities (or variables...


 
 

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