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  11/4/2011, Cheshvan 7, 5772

Givat Assaf Residents Camp Out Next to Minister's House


Residents of the Binyamin-region Jewish community of Givat Assaf set up a tent city, Friday, outside the home of Science Minister Daniel Hershkowitz in the Ahuza neighborhood of Haifa. They are calling on the Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home-New National Religious Party) chairman to issue an ultimatum to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu that if the government does not stop its demolition of Jewish homes in Judea and Samaria, the party will pull out of the ruling coalition. Givat Assaf is on the chopping block under a ruling by the Supreme Court.

The residents say the party should not repeat the mistake of its predecessor, which stayed in the coalition of former prime minister Ariel Sharon until it was too late to stop the uprooting of almost 10,000 Jews from Gaza and Northern Samaria in 2005.

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