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      Archive: 10/24/2012

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        10/24/2012, Cheshvan 8, 5773

      Sderot Mayor Begins Hunger Strike Amid Rocket Attacks

      David Buskila, the mayor of the southern city of Sderot, has set up a protest tent in front of the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem and begun a hunger strike. Mayor Buskila says that Sderot not only faces rocket attacks from Gaza, but also financial difficulties. He also said the government was not fulfilling its part "as part of the rehabilitation plan formulated by the municipality," he stated.