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  10/31/2012, Cheshvan 15, 5773

Wrong Turn Takes MK to Palestinian Authority Area


Member of Knesset Ofir Akunis (Likud Party) made an impassioned speech to the Jewish community of Hevron against the Palestinian Authority gaining more control the region. On his way home, he made a wrong turn and ended up in a Palestinian Authority controlled area. MK Akunis called for help from the Arab Muslim community of Dura, known during the period of the Maccabees as Adora. MK Akunis returned with no incident. He told Arutz Sheva news that he as initially supposed to be escorted from Hevron by another vehicle which ended up never arriving.
 
In the year 2000, two Israeli soldiers took a wrong turn into the PA controlled Ramallah and were murdered by a mob. A famous photo of one of the killers with bloody hands was published.
 
MK Akunis has been known as one of the little-known, young, hard-working members of the Likud party.