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  1/3/2013, Tevet 21, 5773

Bayit Yehudi's Strook: Esh Kodesh Violence Avoidable


Orit Strook, candidate on the Bayit Yehudi-Ichud Leumi Knesset List and founding head of the Organization ofr Human Rights in Judea and Samaria, called on the Prime Minister to put an end to violence against Jewish residents of the area.

Strook was reacting to violence in the Binyamin community of Eish Kodesh on Wednesday, where police allegedly beat a handcuffed Jewish man arrested in a dispute with Arabs over a field Jews had cultivated for years.

"The Levy Report made this kind of incident irrelevant and unecessary," she pointed out.

The Levy Report on the status of lands in Judea and Samaria, commissioned by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu himself and headed by retired Supreme Court Judge Edmond Levy, has not yet been officially adopted by Netanyahu's government. It posits that there is no reason to prevent Jews from building and residing in Judea and Samaria, which do not, it contends, fall under the legal category of "occupied" territory.