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  7/29/2012, Av 10, 5772

Shas to Oppose Economic Measures

Chairman Eli Yishai of the Sephardic-hareidi Shas party announced, Sunday evening, that party ministers will oppose economic measures announced by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyah, last week, when they are brought before the cabinet, Monday. The Interior Minister said, "Raising taxes will hurt thousands of families who also have to deal with the cost of living."

Shas is demanding a reduced Value-Added Tax on basic commodities such as water, electricity, bread and other products required for daily use.

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