The large picture from which the sign was taken shows the area where the route of the Burma Road Click for a larger image Translation of the text on the sign
: Burma Road
May 1948 - Jerusalem is besieged and the road to it is controlled by the Arabs.
It was necessary to find an alternative road that would bypass the Latrun compound.
This road was opened on the night of June 10-11, 1948 and was called the "Burma Road" after the bypass road paved by the Allies from Burma to China in World War II.