Occupied Jerusalem, ALRAY - The Israeli occupation government ratified in its weekly session the route of the Israeli tourist trail to include the occupied West Bank and Golan Heights.
The ratification on the route comes at the request of Tourism Minister Yariv Levin, who approved the route to include the West Bank, at the time the Israeli Government has so far refrained from changing the route fearing international criticism.
the current Israeli tourist trail was inaugurated in 1995 and was classified by the National Geographic Magazine to be among the top 20 hiking trails in 2012.
Changing the route of the Israeli tourist trail has important political dimensions, most important of which is the redrawing of the Israeli frontiers to include the West Bank.
Also, the Israeli occupation Government has been working for several years on attracting tourists into the occupied West Bank by putting its hand on Arab and Islamic archeological sites and promoting them as Jewish heritage.
In turn, the Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu welcomed the decision, considering it as “essential to promote tourism”.