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  אייר 3, 5768 , 08/05/08

Activist Groups Clash in Migron

Supporters and opponents of the Yesha Council clashed Thursday during a rally in the community of Migron.  Police arrested two activists who were involved in the fighting.

Thousands of Israelis streamed to Migron on Thursday to show support for the town, which the government has threatened to destroy this summer.  Members of the Loyalists to the Land of Israel, lead by Daniella Weiss, began distributing pamphlets accusing the Yesha Council of “assisting in the expulsion of Jews” through its support for the voluntary evacuation of some Jewish towns in exchange for official government authorization for others.

Fighting broke out when members of Loyalists to the Land of Israel began shouting during a speech by Yesha Council head Danny Dayan.  Weiss later said she felt it was important to interrupt Dayan in order to publicize the Yesha Council’s tactics.  Dayan said the Yesha Council was doing what was necessary to strengthen Jewish life in Judea and Samaria, and would not be deterred by violence.

Other archived news briefs:May 08 2008, 10:00 PM, 5/8/2008