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  6/24/2012, Tammuz 4, 5772

Yesha Leaders Denounce Violence


Leaders of Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria (Shomron) denounced "Price Tag" vandalism and other forms of violence, Sunday evening, at an emergency meeting of the Amana housing movement, held in the Samarian community of Amona. The meeting was called following last week's slashing of the tires of a vehicle belonging to Amana head Ze'ev Chever (Zambish) by activists in protest of the planned uprooting of 33 families living in the Ulpana neighborhood of nearby Beit El.

Citing Zambish for his efforts on behalf of the settlement enterprise, Chairman Gershon Mesika of the Samaria (Shomron) Regional Council called the attacks "grave and shameful". At the same time, he said that denouncement of violence should not stifle legitimate differences of opinion. Chairman Danny Dayan of the Yesha Council of Jewish communities in the region said, "Neither Obama nor Barak are the danger for the settlement enterprise. Violence and price tag are our danger in Judea and Samaria." He said he did not know if he would continue as chairman but if not, he would go from community to community to tell people that the path of violence can lead to the cause being lost.