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In veiled criticism of minister, PMO official says closing Ayalon ‘unreasonable’

An official in the Prime Minister’s Office says it would be “unreasonable” to close Tel Aviv’s Ayalon highway for construction of a new bridge.

The statement appeared to represent veiled criticism of Transportation Minister Israel Katz, who ordered that construction of the bridge on Shabbat be prevented due to pressure from ultra-Orthodox parties.

The directive would likely force the city to have construction carried out during the week, which the Prime Minister’s Office opposes.

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