Former mayor laid to rest

Popular former Haifa mayor Arie Gur'el was laid to rest last week at a funeral attended by thousands.

By MIRIAM BULWAR DAVID-HAY
November 11, 2007 08:14

 
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Popular former Haifa mayor Arie Gur'el was laid to rest last week at a funeral attended by thousands, reports Yediot Haifa. Gur'el, 89, was mayor from 1978 to 1993 and was instrumental in establishing the city's cable-car and the Bat Galim promenade, as well as working for the development of industry and tourism in the city. Before the burial ceremony, his coffin was placed on display and thousands of residents lined the streets to bid a final farewell.

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