On Monday, the Communications Ministry of Israel performed a ceremony to officially open a cellphone antenna at the Amos Junction in Gush Etzion, located between Efrat and Tekoa.
According to a statement from the ministry, the antenna would considerably improve cellular reception at the Amos Junction and speed up response times, which will save lives in the event of accidents or terrorist attacks.
According to Communications Minister Shlomo Karhi, “We begin today, as I promised when I entered office, to fix and improve the cellular reception coverage on traffic routes and settlements in Judea and Samaria.
Residents of Judea and Samaria traveled on roads without cellular reception for years, putting human life in danger.
The dependability of cellular connectivity is a crucial component of human life. We will carry out the prophecy in the book of Amos that says, “On that day I will raise the tabernacle of David, which has fallen, and repair its damages; I will raise its ruins, and rebuild it as in the days of old,” with God’s assistance, the heads of the councils in Judea and Samaria, and in collaboration with cellular companies, he said.
To establish Israeli control in the area, Karhi has prioritized upgrading the communications infrastructure in Judea and Samaria.
According to a statement made by his ministry on April 16, “the establishment of new cellular antenna sites and the resolution to the reception problem will bolster the Jewish settlement agenda in Judea and Samaria and establish another pillar of Israeli sovereignty in the field.”
May 8, 2023: The brand-new antenna at the Amos Junction in Gush Etzion. Twitter, cited.
“We talk a lot about security around the issue of cellular reception, which is important, but in reality, we are talking about daily life, the infrastructure that determines daily life,” said Shlomo Ne’eman, chairman of the Gush Etzion Regional Council.
Judea and Samaria lack all the infrastructure of a developed nation, including roads, communications, and gas. It is a Third World country, not even a developing one.
“I would like to express my gratitude to Minister of Communications Shlomo Karhi for taking this vital action, which is a benchmark for deploying significant communications in Judea and Samaria and Gush Etzion.
“You need to expand the infrastructure by a factor of two, three, and four. You’ve been asked to do it, and you know how to.
Due to all the antenna and communications center ceremonies, we anticipate you won’t have any free time in your calendar, Ne’eman remarked.
Director-general of the Communications Ministry Moni Shmila, Knesset member Simcha Rothman, deputy chairman of the Gush Etzion Council Yitzhak Fried, and CEO of PHI (Partner and Hot Mobile) Company Eyal Illouz were also in attendance at the ceremony.