Controversial Construction on Shabbat

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What Happened?
The original plan: Tel Aviv municipality and the Ayalon Highway Company plan to build a new pedestrian and cycling bridge.

The Yehudit Bridge will cross the Ayalon Highway in Tel Aviv, one of the country’s most congested freeways, and connect the eastern and western parts of the city. The bridge is expected to reduce traffic and encourage residents of nearby cities to walk or bike into central Tel Aviv.

Ayalon Highway Co. planned to shut the highway in one direction for 24 hours, from 6pm Friday until 6pm Saturday, for six cons...

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