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  5/13/2012, Iyar 21, 5772

Landau: Residents Should Not Pay for Gov't Mistake


Water and Energy Minister Uzi Landau said, Sunday, that the threatened uprooting of five homes in the Ulpana (religious girls' high school) neighborhood in the Binyamin-region Jewish community of Beit El is the result of a government mistake and the residents of the homes should not have to pay the price.

Landau participated in Friday's ministerial meeting on legislation to save the homes. He told reporters as he entered Sunday's cabinet meeting, "It is unreasonable, unjust and not normal to demolish houses that people bought at full price, at the call of the government, which even invested in the infrastructures of electricity, water and transportation to the neighborhood. Therefore, a decent solution and sane solution must be found, which will keep the families in their homes and the neighborhood intact."