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  2/6/2012, Shevat 13, 5772

MKs Meet Yesha Residents Over Housing Benefit Fiasco


MKs on the right held an emergency meeting Monday with residents of Judea and Samaria, a week after ministers, in a telephone vote, decided to withhold housing benefits from Yesha residents that are being given to residents of hundreds of communities around the country, including many Arab towns and villages.

Maale Adumim Mayor Benny Kasriel demanded that the Yesha communities be included in the arrangement, as they had already been set to be when the cabinet approved the plan a week ago Sunday. “Residents of Judea and Samaria have now been deligitimized as a result of this decision,” he said. “We cannot allow the government to get away with these kinds of actions, even if a deal is to be made 'under the table' to provide Yesha communities with the benefits, which would further delegitimize our communities."