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  6/5/2012, Sivan 15, 5772

Samaria Regional Council Leaders to Join Hunger Strike


Chairman Gershon Mesika of the Samaria (Shomron) Regional Council and aide Yossi Dagan will join, Tuesday afternoon, hunger strikers protesting the Supreme Court decision to uproot five homes in the Binyamin-region Jewish community of Beit El, based on the state's stance, presented to the court last year, that the homes were built on land owned by a Palestinian Authority Arab. Mesika will also move his office to the protest tent set up between the High Court and the Knesset as lobbying efforts continue for passage, Wednesday, of a bill intended to protect those homes and others in Judea and Samaria which face a similar fate.

Referring to the petition which led to the court's decision, Mesika said, Tuesday morning, "This is an outrageous and unprecedented injustice. It's inconceivable that some officials in the extreme left lead an entire country by the nose. I see Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu as responsible for this terrible situation. The culprit is not the Supreme Court but the false answers it was given, as if these lands were plundered and the residents must be moved. This adds insult to injury opposite the ineffectiveness of the government's lack of dealing with the takeover by hostile Arabs of the Negev and many areas in Judea and Samaria. We shall not give up on the ministers and demand they be loyal to their constituents and the what the people say - construction and not demolition."