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        8/11/2011, Av 11, 5771

      Gafni's Office Denies Knowledge of Gush Katif Suit


      The office of Knesset Finance Committee Moshe Gafni said, Thursday, that it was unaware of a four-million-shekel suit filed against the United Torah Judaism lawmaker in a Jerusalem hareidi court on Wednesday.

      The suit, brought by two families that were uprooted from Gaza in 2005, alleges that by staying in the coalition of then prime minister Ariel Sharon, Gafni's party brought about the eviction. The families are claiming serious economic and emotional damages, including the loss of their homes and sources of income. They call the 290 million shekels allocated to hareidi educational institutions in the 2005 budget a bribe.

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