Residents of the Binyamin-region Jewish community of Giv'at Asaf demonstrated, Sunday, outside the cabinet meeting, calling on the government to authorize their community. The state is scheduled to respond to the Supreme Court, next Sunday, regarding the future of the community.
During the demonstration, the residents noted that they paid for the land, adding that it was unthinkable that Jews don't have rights in Israel. They continued, "If we were Arabs, nobody would undermine our rights." Among the cabinet members who came out to talk with the demonstrators was Housing and Construction Minister Uri Ariel, who said, "The government has an obligation to approve the community of Givat Asaf in all respects. I discussed it with the prime pinister today and we are continuing our efforts. We owe it to the children and to the residents of the place."