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Sign: Holon - Security Road

Livne St 16, Holon, Israel
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On the sign:
סמל העיר חולון

דרך הביטחון
קטע כביש זה הינו חלק מדרך הביטחון המקורית, שעברה בתוואי זה ושימשה כדרך חלופית מתל אביב לירושלים בתקופת מלחמת השחרור, ינואר-מאי 1948.

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[מפת עורקי התחבורה מתל אביב לירושלים]
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The section of the road from the security road was photographed that day Click for a larger image

Another sign has a more detailed description:
The emblem of the city of Holon

Security Road
This road is a section of the original security road, which passed along this route and remains for preservation.
This road was one of the alternative routes that connected Tel Aviv and Jerusalem during the War of Independence.
The security road was opened to traffic in January 1948 according to the decision of the settlement institutions and the Haganah, after Arabs attacked the passengers and passers-by on the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem road and after the murder of the guards on January 22, 1948.
The road was part of the "convoy road" to Jerusalem and the Negev and food, water, medical equipment, weapons, ammunition, letters and newspapers were transported there.
The route, which had several erections, passed through the Ezra neighborhood, crossed the Ayalon River and continued at Mikve Israel, Hankin St. in Holon, Hussamsa, Moledet, Nahalat Yehuda, Rishon Lezion, Ness Ziona, Rehovot and Bilu, from where it split into the Negev and Jerusalem. The road to Jerusalem continued from Hulda, Latrun, Sha’ar HaGai, Castel to Jerusalem.
As the road passed through the migrating sands that threatened to cover it, barrels were placed along it (also to prevent a shot from Tel a-Rish) and trees were planted along it.
Hossamsa served as a stop on the security road. Instructions were given, weapons were distributed and luggage checks and security arrangements were made.
In Moledet, where Camp 88 was, the road passed by a defense post and the girls’ erection.
The Palmach and Hish members from the central region were entrusted with the maintenance and preservation of the road.
With the end of Operation Hametz in April 48 and the occupation of Jaffa, Abu Kabir and the other Arab villages in the area, the need to use this road ceased and therefore ceased to use it.
[Map of the security road from Tel Aviv to the southern colony during the War of Independence]
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Elsewhere in Holon, there is a sign defining the security road as a heritage site in Israel Click for sign's details

Translation of the text on the sign:
The emblem of the city of Holon

Security Road
This section of road is part of the original security road, which ran along this route and was used as an alternative road from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem during the War of Independence, January-May 1948.

This section remains for preservation and commemoration

[Map of transportation routes from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem]

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