Ammunition Hill won´t Close, Knesset Speaker is Assured (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gil Ronen 02/19/12)
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The historic Ammunition Hill war monument site in Jerusalem will not
be shut down, Cabinet Secretary Tzvi Hauser told Knesset Speaker
Reuven Rivlin Sunday.
Rivlin, who served as Intelligence Officer for the Jerusalem Brigade
in the Six Day War and participated in the liberation of the hill,
spoke to Hauser and said: "Ammunition Hill is one of the most
important heritage symbols in Jerusalem´s history, and it must not be
closed to Israeli citizens just because of budgetary difficulties."
Hauser promised that a budgetary solution for supporting the site is
in the offing, and that the site will not close down.
Ammunition Hill´s management said Sunday, however, that despite
encouraging statements by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and
Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz, there has been no notification of
any money being transferred for operation of the site. Therefore, as
of 5 p.m. Monday, the site will close until the budget required for
its operation is received.
Netanyahu said Sunday morning: "We owe much to our fighters. One of
the things we owe them is to maintain the heritage of heroism, and
that is why I spoke to the Finance Minister who expressed his
feelings about this matter. Ammunition Hill will not close. We will
find the budget for it. Ammunition Hill will go on operating."
(IsraelNationalNews © 2012 02/19/12)
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