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  6/21/2012, Tammuz 1, 5772

Amona Rabbi: Hunger Strike was Not for Nothing


Rabbi Yair Frank of the Binyamin-region community of Amona said, Thursday, that he hopes Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will fulfill all his promises to the people of Beit El related to the uprooting of 33 people in the community's Ulpana neighborhood. Interviewed by Arutz Sheva's Hebrew service, Rabbi Frank, who serves on the Binyamin Rabbinical council, said, "Our protest caused the prime minister to make a committment that there will be construction instead of destruction, that the policy of destruction will stop from now on and that the state's response to the Supreme Court will look different."

The rabbi said next test of the government's promises will be at the end of the month, when it must present its response to the court regarding Amona, where an Arab has claimed land, but the judicial process is not as advanced as in the case of the Ulpana neighborhood. He called on the newly-formed ministerial committee on Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria to give "an appropriate Zionist response" and, if need be, compensation to the Arab who brought the suit.

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