Highway 60 (Israel)

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Highway 60
כביש 60 / Kvish Shishim
Way of the Patriarchs
Route information
Length235 km (146 mi)
Major junctions
South endBeersheba
Highway 25 (David Hacham Blvd.)
 
  • Hativat HaNegev Junction
  • Tel Sheva Junction
  • Shoket Junction
  • Gush Etzion Junction
  • HaMinharot Junction
  • Jaffa Gate Square
  • Sha'ar Mizrah Interchange
  • Tapuah Junction
  • Shomron Junction
  • Dotan Junction
  • Yizre'el Junction
  • Mikhabei Esh Junction
  • Iksal Interchange
North endNazareth
HaMusachim Junction
Location
Major citiesBeersheba, Hebron, Gush Etzion, Jerusalem, Afula, Nazareth
Highway system
Roads in Israel
Highways

Highway 60 or Route 60 (Hebrew: כביש 60‎, "Kvish Shishim") is a south-north intercity road in Israel and the West Bank that stretches from Beersheba to Nazareth.

Route[edit]

The route is also known as the "Way of the Patriarchs" (Hebrew: דרך האבות‎) since it follows the path of the ancient highway that runs along the length of the central watershed, and which figures prominently in the travels of the Biblical patriarchs.

From its junction with Highway 40 in Beersheba to the city's outskirts, Route 60 is a dual carriageway with at-grade intersections. While it continues on to serve as the main north-south artery between Israeli settlements and Palestinian communities such as the cities of Hebron and Bethlehem in the southern West Bank, it is a two-lane, shoulderless road until past Hebron at Gush Etzion 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 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.[1]

At present, the highway is non-contiguous pending final status agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. The section through Jenin is closed to yellow (Israeli) license plates. The sections north and south of the West Bank and through Jerusalem are closed to green (Palestinian Authority) license plates.[2]

Due to it running through a mainly rural setting, many of the junctions along its route feature hitchhiking posts called trempiadas.

Highway 60 in Jerusalem[edit]

Within Jerusalem, Highway 60, known by the municipality as the TalpiotAtarot Axis and often referred to by its official Jerusalem Municipality designation, "Road 1" (not to be confused with National Highway 1), is the central north-south artery running through the city centre. The Jerusalem portion of the road begins at the Tunnels Road (the northern end of the Bethlehem Bypass), passes the edges of Gilo and Beit Safafa, joins the "Hebron Road" (Hebrew: דרך חברון‎) from Bethlehem and continues northward through Talpiot. This section 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.

At its junction with David Remez Street, in the Abu Tor neighborhood, Route 60 narrows and descends into the Hinnom Valley, curving around Sultan's Pool directly under Mount Zion. 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 and then enters "HaTsanhanim Tunnel" passing underneath Jerusalem's New Gate. It emerges just west of the Damascus Gate intersecting with Street of the Prophets, 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, until Meinertzhagen junction, where it becomes a separate grade freeway. As a freeway, it interchanges with Highway 1 at Sha'ar Mizrah. The freeway then bypasses Shuafat with one of the longest and highest bridges in the country, feeding into Beit Hanina and Pisgat Ze'ev with two more interchanges. It continues as an at-grade road intersecting with Neve Yaakov Blvd. and finally exits the city near Kalandia.

Bypass roads[edit]

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 checkpoints 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 – build in lands east to the Green line set in 1967 – is the stretch known as the Tunnels Highway. Designed by a French firm[specify], the route leads from southern Jerusalem to the Gush Etzion Settlements Block area, bypasses upper ground in Bethlehem but yet is built under lands confiscated from the municipal boundaries of the city prior to the IDF control of the West Bank in 1967. Leading to the northwest using a pair of tunnels; The northern tunnel, called the Gilo tunnel because it is adjacent to the Gilo neighborhood/Settlement, is 270 metres long. The second tunnel, called the Refaim tunnel based on the nearby Refaim Valley and passing under Har Gilo and Beit Jala, 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.[citation needed]

Israeli-Palestinian conflict[edit]

Route 60 was a central scene of violence during the al-Aqsa Intifada, which was in part defined by the thousands of shooting attacks on its Israeli traffic, including hundreds of casualties.[citation needed] The Israeli Army, in response, has fortified various sections with anti-sniper walls and had established checkpoints along the route.[citation needed] The Tunnels Highway came under particularly heavy assault during the shooting on Gilo neighborhood since it lies between Gilo and Beit Jala. 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 composite armour similar to that employed on Merkava tanks was constructed.[citation needed]

The road was also the site of terrorist attacks in June,[3] August 2010,[4][5] and June 2015.

Junctions[edit]

Tunnel (below Gilo) and bridge (above Walaja Valley) to Gush Etzion. Part of the Bethlehem bypass.
Highway 60 crossing Street of the Prophets. The Dome of the Rock can be seen in the far right background.
View northward at Asaf Junction (Route 466)
View southward at Ein Yabrud
View southwards approaching Shomron Junction alongside Shavei Shomron (behind wall)
View northward at Iksal Junction
approaching Rafael Eitan Bridge
and Yitzhak Herskovitz Tunnels
under Mount Precipice
Iksal Junction & Rafael Eitan Bridge
viewed from above southward
km Location Name Type Meaning Road(s) Crossed
Beersheba Municipal Boundary
Hebron Road
0 Beersheba 19-א Israely road sign.svg ISR-HW25.png Highway 25,
ISR-HW406.png Route 406
(David Hacham Blvd.)
0.3 Industrial Zone 19-א Israely road sign.svg Nordau St.,
Rothschild Blvd.
0.4 Industrial Zone Fareskilt 20beige.png Dekel St.
0.4 Industrial Zone Fareskilt 20beige.png HaNagarim St.
0.7 Industrial Zone 19-א Israely road sign.svg HaTahana St.
0.8 Industrial Zone Fareskilt 20beige.png HaNagarim St.
0.9 Industrial Zone 19-א Israely road sign.svg Shazar Blvd.
1 Industrial Zone Fareskilt 20beige.png Pinhas HaHotzev St.
1.2 Industrial Zone Fareskilt 20beige.png Yosef HaBurska'i St.
1.5 Shopping District,
Industrial Zone
19-א Israely road sign.svg Heil HaHandasa St.,
Yitzhak Nafaha St.
2.4 Industrial Zone Fareskilt 20beige.png Saadia Malal Blvd.
2.4 Industrial Zone 19-א Israely road sign.svg David Ben-Gurion Blvd.
2.6 Machteshim
Industrial Zone
19-א Israely road sign.svg Avraham Ben Ami St.
3.5 Beersheba צומת חטיבת הנגב
(Hativat HaNegev Junction)
19-א Israely road sign.svg
ILjunction-hativathanegev.png
Negev Brigade Ben Tzion Carmel Blvd.,
ISR-HW40.png Highway 40 south
Beersheba Municipal Boundary
4.3 Omer,
Tel as-Sabi
צומת תל שבע
(Tel Sheva Junction)
19-א Israely road sign.svg
ILjunction-hativathanegev.png
Hill of 'Seven' or 'Oath' Tel Sheva Rd.,
ISR-HW40.png Highway 40 north
5.7 Omer 19-א Israely road sign.svg Tamar St.
5.9 Omer
Industrial Park
19-א Israely road sign.svg Omrim St.
7.3 Omer מחלף עומר
(Omer Interchange)
AB-AS-blau.svg
ILjunction-omer.png
Tapuz St.
9.9 Tarabin al-Sane'/Umra,
Umm Batin
Fareskilt 20.PNG local road
11 Abu Sabit,
al-Sayyid
Fareskilt 20.PNG local road
11.2 מחלף שוקת מערב
(Shoket West Interchange)
AB-AS-blau.svg
ILjunction-shoketwest.png
ISR-HW6.png Highway 6
13.1 צומת שוקת
(Shoket Junction)
Fareskilt 20.PNG Water Trough ISR-HW31.png Highway 31 East
13.2 צומת שוקת
(Shoket Junction)
Fareskilt 20.PNG ISR-HW31.png Highway 31 West
14.5 Carmit
(city under construction)
Fareskilt 20.PNG local road
15.7 Meitar מחלף מיתר
(Meitar Interchange)
(partial)
AB-AS-blau.svg
ILjunction-meitar.png
Cord Hebron Blvd.
16.2 Kibbitz Kramim צומת כרמים
(Kramim Junction)
Fareskilt 20.PNG Vineyards local road
17.6 צומת סנסנה
(Sansana Junction)
Fareskilt 20.PNG (Biblical) Palm Tree local road to
Sansana
18.5 Green Line
18.5 Green Line,
Meitar Terminal[6][7]
Fareskilt 20.PNG entrance to
passenger terminal and
cargo transfer station
18.6 Meitar Security Checkpoint
Zeichen 267 - Verbot der Einfahrt, StVO 1970.svgNO southbound through-traffic for green (Palestinian Authority) license plates
18.7 Green Line,
Meitar Terminal
Zeichen 215 - Kreisverkehr, StVO 2000.svg ISR-HW6002.png Road 6002 to
Teneh Omarim,
ad-Dhahiriya,
Meitar Terminal
Dhahiriya Bypass
27 Meitarim Industrial Park צומת שמעה
(Shim'a Junction)
Fareskilt 20.PNG named after
minor biblical figure
ISR-HW317.png Route 317
27.1 Shim'a (Yonadav) Fareskilt 20.PNG local road
28 Mitzpe Eshtemoa Fareskilt 20.PNG local road
31.9 as-Simya,
as-Samu'
Fareskilt 20.PNG ISR-HW3178.PNG Road 3178
35.4 Otniel Fareskilt 20.PNG local road
35.3 Otniel,
Karma
צומת עתניאל
(Otniel Junction)
Fareskilt 20.PNG named after
biblical judge
local road
Otniel-Hagai Road
33.9 Karma Fareskilt 20.PNG local road
37 Deir Razih Fareskilt 20.PNG local road
37.9 Tarrama Fareskilt 20.PNG ISR-HW3265.png Road 3265
38.8 al-Hijra,
Hadab al-Fawwar,
al-Fawwar
Fareskilt 20.PNG ISR-HW3266.png Road 3266
41.2 South Hebron Fareskilt 20.PNG local road
Hebron Bypass
41.4 Beit Hagai Fareskilt 20.PNG local road
45.7 South Hebron Fareskilt 20.PNG local road,
entrance to Industrial Park
47.7 Fareskilt 20.PNG ISR-HW356.png Route 356 to Zif
49.1 Bani Naim Fareskilt 20.PNG local road
50.9 Kiryat Arba Fareskilt 20.PNG local road,
open during Jewish festivals
for overflow traffic
52.2 Kiryat Arba Fareskilt 20.PNG Views of Mamre St.
55 Beit Einun,
Khirbat Zayta,
Hebron
Fareskilt 20.PNG local road
55.9 Hebron,
Halhul
צומת העוקפים
(HaOkfim Junction)
Fareskilt 20.PNG the bypasses ISR-HW35.png Highway 35
Halhul bypass
59.2 Halhul,
Sa'ir
Fareskilt 20.PNG ISR-HW3517.png Road 3517
62.6 Halhul Fareskilt 20.PNG local road
Halhul-Arrub Road
62.8 Karmei Tzur Fareskilt 20.PNG local road
64.9 Beit Ummar Fareskilt 20.PNG ISR-HW3527.png Road 3527
66.8 Mu'askar al-Arrub,
al-Arrub
Fareskilt 20.PNG local road
Gush Road
69.5 Alon Shvut,
Beit Fajjar
צומת גוש עציון
(Gush Etzion Junction)
Zeichen 215 - Kreisverkehr, StVO 2000.svg Etzion Bloc ISR-HW367.png Route 367
70.7 Efrat (south) צומת אפרת דרום
South Efrat Junction
19-א Israely road sign.svg ISR-HW3157.png Road 3157
72 Elazar Fareskilt 20.PNG local road
73.3 Neve Daniel Fareskilt 20.PNG local road
75.8 al-Khader,
Efrat (north)
צומת שיירות עציון
(Shayarot Etzion Junction)
19-א Israely road sign.svg Etzion Convoys local road
green license plates rejoin Highway 60 south from al-Khader
Bethlehem Bypass
78.4 al-Khader,
Husan
צומת אל חאדר
(al-Khader Junction)
19-א Israely road sign.svg The Green One ISR-HW375.png Route 375
to Beitar Illit,
Tzur Hadassah
79.5 Beit Jala AB-AS-blau.svg al-Amal St.
Zeichen 267 - Verbot der Einfahrt, StVO 1970.svgNO 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 Tunnel)
2 lanes, 900 m.
AB-Tunnel.svg 'Giants' or 'Ghosts'
82.2 Beit Jala,
Gilo
גשר גילה
(Gilo Bridge)
2 lanes, 400 m.
ILbridge3.png
82.6 Gilo מנהרת גילה
(Gilo Tunnel)
2 lanes, 250 m.
AB-Tunnel.svg
Jerusalem Municipal Boundary
83.3 Gilo מחלף רוזמרין
(Rosmarin Interchange),
צומת המנהרות
(HaMinharot Junction)
AB-AS-blau.svgILjunction-rosmarinbeige.png Rosemary,
The Tunnels
HaRosmarin St.,
ISR-HW50.png Highway 50
(Begin Boulevard)
.
HaRosmarin St.
83.5 Beit Safafa,
Tantur
Fareskilt 20beige.png A-Safa St.,
entrance to Tantur
Hebron Road
83.6 Beit Safafa,
Tantur
צומת טנטור
(Tantur Junction)
19-א Israely road sign.svg Hilltop Hebron Road,
south to Bethlehem
83.7 Mar Elias Monastery 19-א Israely road sign.svg local road
84.7 Har Homa 19-א Israely road sign.svg ISR-HW398.png Route 398
(Shmuel Meir Blvd.)
84.9 Givat HaMatos,
Beit Safafa
19-א Israely road sign.svg local road
84.9 Green Line
85.2 Talpiot 19-א Israely road sign.svg Derech Beit Lehem
85.5 Talpiot 19-א Israely road sign.svg HaUman St,
Asher Wiener St.
86.2 Talpiot 19-א Israely road sign.svg HaTnufa St.
86.4 Talpiot 19-א Israely road sign.svg Dostrovsky St.
86.7 Talpiot כיכר יצחק לוי
(Yitzhak Levi Square),
צומת הבנקים
(Banks Junction)
19-א Israely road sign.svg Rivka St.,
Ein Gedi St.
87 Baka,
Talpiot
19-א Israely road sign.svg Yehuda St.,
Daniel Yanovsky St.
87.3 Baka 19-א Israely road sign.svg Queen Esther St.
87.6 Baka 19-א Israely road sign.svg Miriam HaHashmonait St.
87.7 Talpiot כיכר בולגריה
(Bulgaria Square)
19-א Israely road sign.svg Hanoch Albeck St.
87.8 Abu Tor 19-א Israely road sign.svg Naomi St.
88 Abu Tor 19-א Israely road sign.svg Gihon St.
88.2 Abu Tor 19-א Israely road sign.svg Aminadav St.
88.4 Abu Tor כיכר יוסף נבון
(Yosef Navon Square)
19-א Israely road sign.svg David Remez St.,
HaMefaked St.
89 Old City 19-א Israely road sign.svg Ma'ale HaShalom St.
Hativat Yerushalayim Street
89.4 Old City,
Jaffa Gate
19-א Israely road sign.svg Omar ibn il-Khatab St.
entrance to Old City
Jaffa Road
89.5 Old City,
Jaffa Gate
כיכר שער יפו
(Jaffa Gate Square)
19-א Israely road sign.svg Yitzhak Kariv St.
Mamilla Mall
89.9 מנהרת הצנחנים
(HaTzanhanim Tunnel)
2 lanes, 600m.
AB-Tunnel.svg Paratroopers
HaTzanhanim Street
90 Old City,
New Gate
19-א Israely road sign.svg New Gate St.
entrance to Old City
90.05 Saint-Louis Hospital
(Notre Dame de Terre Sainte)
19-א Israely road sign.svg entrance to hospital
90.2 Old City,
Musrara
כיכר אברהם הלפרין
(Avraham Halperin Square)
(southbound only)
Fareskilt 20.PNG named for
Avraham Halperin
Ha Ayin Het St
90.4 Old City,
Damascus Gate
19-א Israely road sign.svg Sultan Suleiman St.
Heil HaHandasa Street
90.5 Tunnel end AB-Tunnel.svg
90.6 Musrara,
Mas'udiyya
19-א Israely road sign.svgTram sign israelbeige.png HaNevi'im St.,
Antarah ibn Shaddad St.,
Light Rail Station
Light Rail Crossing
90.75 Mas'udiyya 19-א Israely road sign.svg Naomi Kis St.,
Ibn al-'As St.
90.8 Musrara,
Mas'udiyya
(southbound only) Fareskilt 20.PNG HaHoma HaShlishit St.
90.85 Musrara (southbound only) Fareskilt 20.PNG Michel Leib Katz St.
90.9 Mas'udiyya (northbound only) Fareskilt 20.PNG Pikud HaMerkaz St.
91 Beit Yisrael,
American Colony
כיכר פיקוד הצפון
(Pikud HaMerkaz Square)
19-א Israely road sign.svg Central Command Shivtei Yisrael St.,
Saint George St.,
Light Rail Station
Haim Bar-Lev Street
91.2 Beit Yisrael כיכר מנדלבאום
(Mandelbaum Square)
(southbound only)
Fareskilt 20.PNG Named for
Mandelbaum Gate
Shmuel HaNavi St.
91.3 Beit Yisrael,
American Colony
19-א Israely road sign.svg Moshe Zaks St.,
Pierre van Paassen St.
91.6 Tram sign israelbeige.png Light Rail Crossing
91.6 Green Line
91.7 Arzei HaBira,
Sheikh Jarrah
19-א Israely road sign.svg Shimon HaTzadik St.,
Light Rail Station
92.3 Ma'alot Dafna,
Sheikh Jarrah
19-א Israely road sign.svg Zalman Shragai St.,
Clermont-Ganneau St.
92.6 Givat HaMivtar,
French Hill
כיכר מיינרצהאגן
(Meinertzhagen Square)
19-א Israely road sign.svg
ILjunction-eshkolbeige.png
named after
Richard Meinertzhagen
Levi Eshkol Blvd.,
Hebrew University Blvd.
(ISR-HW417.png Route 417),
Light Rail Station
93.2 Giv'at HaMivtar,
French Hill
19-א Israely road sign.svg Sheshet HaYamim Blvd.,
Shuafat Road,
HaHagana Blvd.,
Light Rail Station
Uzi Narkis Road
93.5 Shuafat,
French Hill
מחלף שער מזרח
(Sha'ar Mizrah Interchange)
AB-AS-blau.svg
ILjunction-shaarmizrahbeige.png
East Gate ISR-HW1.png Highway 1
95.1 Shuafat,
Pisgat Zeev
מחלף יקותיאל אדם
(Yekuti'el Adam Interchange)
AB-AS-blau.svg
ILjunction-yekutieladambeige.png
Yekutiel Adam Blvd.
96.1 Beit Hanina,
Pisgat Zeev
AB-AS-blau.svg Hamid Shomaan St.
(Jerusalem Road 20),
Amihai "Gidi" Feiglin St.
(Sayeret Duchifat Blvd.)
to ISR-HW437.png Route 437
Musa Peled Street
97.4 Beit Hanina,
Pisgat Zeev,
Neve Ya'akov
כיכר מגיני
עטרות ונווה יעקב
(Maginei
Atarot & Neve Ya'akov
Square)
19-א Israely road sign.svg defenders of
Atarot & Neve Ya'akov
Beit Hanina Rd.
Neve Ya'akov Blvd.
Ramallah Road
Shikunei Nuseiba,
Dahiat al-Barid
14 local streets
98.9 Atarot Zeichen 215 - Kreisverkehr, StVO 2000.svg Bir Nabala Rd.
99.4 Atarot Fareskilt 20beige.png Aviation Rd.
100.4 Qalandia
Atarot Airport
Zeichen 215 - Kreisverkehr, StVO 2000.svg to ISR-HW45.png Highway 45
Jerusalem Municipal Boundary
Zeichen 267 - Verbot der Einfahrt, StVO 1970.svgNO northbound through-traffic for yellow (Israeli) license plates
yellow license plates continue to Highway 60 north via Sayeret Duchifat Blvd. and Route 437
100.5 Qalandia Security checkpoint[8]
Zeichen 267 - Verbot der Einfahrt, StVO 1970.svgNO southbound through-traffic for green (Palestinian Authority) license plates
green license plates continue to Highway 60 south via Routes 437, 417, 398 and local roads, Beit Jala or al-Khader
100.6 Kafr 'Aqab Zeichen 215 - Kreisverkehr, StVO 2000.svg Ramallah Road
Ramallah Bypass
101.9 Ar-Ram, Jaba' Fareskilt 20.PNG Bir Nabala Rd
yellow license plates rejoin Highway 60 north from Route 437
104.4 Geva Binyamin Fareskilt 20.PNG
Zeichen 215 - Kreisverkehr, StVO 2000.svg
ISR-HW437.png Route 437,
Adam Blvd.
105.1 Sha'ar Binyamin
Industrial Park
Fareskilt 20.PNG local road
106.1 Mikhmas Fareskilt 20.PNG local road
106.2 Kokhav Ya'akov,
Psagot
Fareskilt 20.PNG local road
107.3 Ma'ale Mikhmas Fareskilt 20.PNG ISR-HW457.png Route 457
to ISR-HW458.png Route 458
109.8 Migron
(ordered removed by Apr 2012)[9]
Fareskilt 20.PNG local road
112.4 al-Bireh,
Beit El,
Giv'at Asaf,
Burqa,
Beitin
צומת אסף
(Asaf Junction)
Fareskilt 20.PNG named after
Asaf Hershkovitz
ISR-HW466.png Route 466
113.4 Deir Dibwan Fareskilt 20.PNG local road
118.1 Ofra צומת עפרה
(Ofra Junction)
Fareskilt 20.PNG named after
biblical town
[10]
HaMiyasdim St.
118.3 Ein Yabrud,
Yabrud,
Silwad
Fareskilt 20.PNG ISR-HW449.png Route 449
123.1 צומת עם
'Am Junction
Fareskilt 20.PNG ISR-HW465.png Route 465
to Birzeit, Ateret
124.2 Al-Mazra'a ash-Sharqiya Fareskilt 20.PNG ISR-HW4568.png Road 4568
127.4 Sinjil Fareskilt 20.PNG ISR-HW4665.png Road 4665
129 Sinjil Fareskilt 20.PNG local road
129.4 Turmus Ayya Fareskilt 20.PNG local road
131.3 Shilo צומת שילה
(Ofra Junction)
Fareskilt 20.PNG named after
biblical town
[11]
local road
Wadi ash-Sha'ir Road
135.1 Eli Fareskilt 20.PNG Elkana Rd.
135.3 Eli Fareskilt 20.PNG 14th of Elul St.
136.9 Ma'ale Levona Fareskilt 20.PNG local road
137.9 Al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya Fareskilt 20.PNG local road
140.3 Qabalan Fareskilt 20.PNG ISR-HW4777.png Road 4777
140.1 As-Sawiya Fareskilt 20.PNG local road
142.7 Rechelim,
Ariel
Fareskilt 20.PNG local road
145.1 Kfar Tapuach צומת תפוח
(Tapuah Junction)
Zeichen 215 - Kreisverkehr, StVO 2000.svg Apple ISR-HW505.png Route 505
Huwara Road
147.8 Beita Fareskilt 20.PNG local road
147.9 Huwara Fareskilt 20.PNG local streets
148.4 Huwara Fareskilt 20.PNG ISR-HW5076.png
Road 5076, local streets
148.6 Huwara Fareskilt 20.PNG local road to Odala,
local streets
149.3 Huwara Fareskilt 20.PNG local streets,
ISR-HW555.png Road 555
to Nablus,
Itamar,
Elon Moreh
Nablus Bypass
151.2 Yitzhar,
Burin
Fareskilt 20.PNG local road
160.9 Sarra Fareskilt 20.PNG local road to Nablus
161.1 Jit צומת ג'ית
(Jit Junction)
Fareskilt 20.PNG ISR-HW55.png Highway 55 (west)
163.9 Kedumim Local Council,
Bar-On Industrial Park
Fareskilt 20.PNG local road
167.2 Fareskilt 20.PNG ISR-HW557.png Route 557 (west)
167.9 Shavei Shomron Fareskilt 20.PNG local road
Zeichen 101 - Gefahrstelle, StVO 1970.svgTravel for yellow (Israeli) license plates between Shomron Junction and Dotan Junction permitted, IDF escort recommended
169.9 Deir Sharaf צומת שומרון
(Shomron Junction)
Fareskilt 20.PNG Samaria local road
169.8 An-Naqura Fareskilt 20.PNG local road
171 Sebastia Fareskilt 20.PNG ISR-HW5715.png Road 5715
171.7 Sebastia Fareskilt 20.PNG local road
177.1 Burqa Fareskilt 20.PNG local road
178.4 Bazariya Fareskilt 20.PNG local road
179.1 Homesh (evacuated) Fareskilt 20.PNG Zeichen 267 - Verbot der Einfahrt, StVO 1970.svg local road
180.3 Silat ad-Dhahr Fareskilt 20.PNG local streets
182.5 Fandaqumiya Fareskilt 20.PNG local streets
183.9 Jaba Fareskilt 20.PNG local road
184 Jaba Fareskilt 20.PNG ISR-HW5725.png Road 5725 to
Sanur, Meithalun
184.8 Sa-Nur (evacuated) Fareskilt 20.PNG Zeichen 267 - Verbot der Einfahrt, StVO 1970.svg local road
186 Ajjah Fareskilt 20.PNG local road
187.5 Anzah Fareskilt 20.PNG local road
189.6 Zawiya Fareskilt 20.PNG local road
191.5 Fareskilt 20.PNG local road
194.2 Mirka צומת דותן
(Dotan Junction)
Fareskilt 20.PNG named after
ancient city
ISR-HW585.png Route 585,
ISR-HW588.png Route 588
Zeichen 101 - Gefahrstelle, StVO 1970.svgTravel for yellow (Israeli) license plates between Dotan Junction and Shomron Junction permitted, IDF escort recommended
Zeichen 267 - Verbot der Einfahrt, StVO 1970.svgNO northbound through-traffic for yellow (Israeli) license plates
Route 588[2]
194.5 Tel Dothan Fareskilt 20.PNG local road
195.2 Bir al-Basha Fareskilt 20.PNG 6 local streets
Palestinian Authority Area A
199.7 Ash-Shuhada, Qabatiya צומת קבאטיה
(Qabatiya Junction)
Fareskilt 20tan.png local road
203.2 Jenin Fareskilt 20tan.png 22 local streets
207.2 Dahiyat Sabah al-Kheir Fareskilt 20tan.png 11 local streets
↑Palestinian Authority Area A↑
Jalamah Road[2]
209.8 Jalamah Fareskilt 20.PNG ISR-HW6010.PNG Road 6010 South
to Zababdeh,
Wadi ad-Dabi',
Kadim (evacuated),
Ganim (evacuated)
210.2 Jalamah Fareskilt 20.PNG 6 local streets
211.2 Green Line,
Jalamah Terminal[12][13]
Fareskilt 20.PNG entrance to
passenger terminal and
cargo transfer station
211.4 Green Line
Zeichen 267 - Verbot der Einfahrt, StVO 1970.svgNO northbound through-traffic for green (Palestinian Authority) license plates
211.5 Jalamah Security checkpoint
Zeichen 267 - Verbot der Einfahrt, StVO 1970.svgNO southbound through-traffic for yellow (Israeli) license plates
211.8 Green Line,
Jalamah Terminal,
Muqeible
Zeichen 215 - Kreisverkehr, StVO 2000.svg entrance to
passenger terminal and
cargo transfer station,

local road to Muqeible
212.7 Magen Shaul Fareskilt 20.PNG local road
212.9 Sandala Fareskilt 20.PNG 2 local roads
214.3 Gan Ner Fareskilt 20.PNG local road
216 Prazon Fareskilt 20.PNG local road
217.2 Yizre'el,
Avital
צומת יזרעאל
(Yizre'el Junction)
God Sows ISR-HW675.png Route 675
Afula Municipal Boundary
Jerusalem Boulevard
223.1 Afula צומת אפולה דרום מזרח
(Afula Drom Mizrah Junction)
Zeichen 215 - Kreisverkehr, StVO 2000.svg South-East Afula Menachem Begin Blvd.
223.3 Afula Zeichen 215 - Kreisverkehr, StVO 2000.svg Gilboa St.
223.6 Afula Zeichen 215 - Kreisverkehr, StVO 2000.svg Yehoshua Hankin St.
223.8 Afula Fareskilt 20beige.png Ussishkin St.
223.9 Afula Zeichen 215 - Kreisverkehr, StVO 2000.svg Kehilat Tzion Blvd.
Yosef Sprinzak Boulevard
224 Afula 19-א Israely road sign.svg HaNasi Weizmann Blvd.,
Afula Central Bus Station
HaNasi Weizmann Boulevard
224.1 Afula 19-א Israely road sign.svg Jerusalem Blvd.
224.3 Afula כיכר העצמאות
(HaAtzma'ut Square)
Fareskilt 20beige.png Independence Arlozorov St.
224.5 Afula כיכר פז
(Paz Square)
Zeichen 215 - Kreisverkehr, StVO 2000.svg Moshe Sharett St.,
Holland St.,
Zalman Hod St.
Hativat Teisha' Boulevard
224.6 Afula Fareskilt 20beige.png Zalman Shazar St.
224.7 Afula Fareskilt 20beige.png Rimon St.
224.8 Afula Zeichen 215 - Kreisverkehr, StVO 2000.svg Hadasim St.,
Einstein Blvd.
224.9 Afula Fareskilt 20beige.png Etrog St.
225 Afula Zeichen 215 - Kreisverkehr, StVO 2000.svg Tzaftzefot St.,
HaAvoda St.
225.2 Afula צומת מכבי אש
(Mikhabei Esh Junction)
19-א Israely road sign.svg Firefighters ISR-HW65.png Highway 65 East,
Hadarim St.,
HaHistadrut Blvd.
225.4 Afula Fareskilt 20beige.png Yukler B'Emek
Shopping Center
226.2 Afula 19-א Israely road sign.svg ISR-HW65.png Highway 65 West
Afula Municipal Boundary
226.9 Balfouria Fareskilt 20.PNG local road
228.7 Kfar Gid'on Fareskilt 20.PNG local road
229.2 Jezreel Valley
Regional Council
,
Mizra,
Emek Yezreel College
19-א Israely road sign.svg local road
230 Tel Adashim Fareskilt 20.PNG local road
230.2 Tel Adashim צומת עדשים
(Adashim Junction)
19-א Israely road sign.svg Lentils ISR-HW73.png Highway 73 West
Nazareth Municipal Boundary
232.2 Nazareth,
Iksal
צומת איכסאל
(Iksal Junction)
19-א Israely road sign.svg
ILjunction-iksailbeige.png
Chores Marj Ibn Amer Rd.
232.6 Har HaKfitza
(Mount Precipice)
גשר רפאל איתן
(Raphael Eitan Bridge)
4 lanes, 400m.
ILbridge3beige.png
233 Har HaKfitza
(Mount Precipice)
מנהרות יצחק הרשקוביץ
(Yitzhak Herskovitz Tunnels)
4 lanes, 380m.
AB-Tunnel.svgAB-Tunnel.svg
234.6 Nazareth
Industrial Zone A
(southbound only) Fareskilt 20beige.png Wadi el-Hadj St.
235.1 Nazareth צומת המוסכים
(HaMusachim Junction)
19-א Israely road sign.svg Auto Repair Shops ISR-HW75.png Highway 75
(HaTsiyonut Blvd.),
Tawfiq Ziad St.

References & Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Eretz Binyamin: Leave politics behind" Ynetnews
  2. ^ a b c At the time of its designation Highway 60 was a consecutive highway, running from Beersheba to Nazareth. With the outbreak of the Al-Aqsa Intifada an IDF decree forbade Israelis from traveling on the Tel Dotan-Jenin-Jalamah section, effectively splitting Highway 60. Final designation of the highway is dependent on the final status agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.
  3. ^ IDF Statement on Rt. 60 Terror Attack, 31 Aug 2010
  4. ^ On the eve of the summit meeting in Washington to relaunch the direct Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, a shooting attack was carried out targeting an Israeli vehicle southeast of Hebron. Four Israeli civilians were killed. Hamas' military wing claimed responsibility; the Palestinian Authority condemned the attack, September 1, 2010, Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center.
  5. ^ "4 Israelis shot dead in West Bank," Janine Zacharia and Samuel Sockol, September 1, 2010, The Washington Post.
  6. ^ "Crossing Points West Bank and Gaza Strip". Palestinian Shipper's Council. Archived from the original on 2014-08-26. Retrieved 2014-08-22.
  7. ^ "Coordination of Government Activity in the Territories - Meitar Crossing". Israel Defense Forces. Archived from the original on 2014-08-26. Retrieved 2014-08-22.
  8. ^ "Coordination of Government Activity in the Territories - Atarot (Kalandia) Crossing". Israel Defense Forces. Archived from the original on 2014-08-26. Retrieved 2014-08-22.
  9. ^ Chaim Levinson (2011-08-02). "Israel's Supreme Court orders state to dismantle largest West Bank outpost". Haaretz. Retrieved 2011-08-06.
  10. ^ Joshua 18:23
  11. ^ Judges 21:19
  12. ^ "Crossing Points West Bank and Gaza Strip – Jalameh Terminal". Palestinian Shipper's Councill. Archived from the original on 2014-08-26. Retrieved 2014-08-22.
  13. ^ "Coordination of Government Activity in the Territories- Gilboa-Jalame Crossing". Israel Defense Forces. Archived from the original on 2014-08-16. Retrieved 2014-08-22.

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