90-Year-Old Joins Anti-Demolition Hunger Strike
The hunger strike against the demolition of Israeli-owned homes in Judea and Samaria was still going strong Sunday. According to theTatzpit news agency a number of new people joined the protest.
Among them is the oldest hunger striker to date, 90-year-old Avraham Noham.
“I am very sensitive to what is happening and the situation often scares me,” Noham related. “So I came to express solidarity with the hunger strikers and to join the struggle by going on hunger strike.”
Earlier in the day, former Yesha (Judea and Samaria) Council head Yisrael Harel called for more people to join the hunger strike. Harel recalled protests in 1980 during which hundreds of people began a hunger strike.
The protesters are calling on the government to pass the Regulation Law, which would prevent the demolition of homes built legally on unused land even if Palestinian Authority Arabs later claim ownership of the land. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has been reluctant to pass the bill, and warned Sunday that the bill could cause an international outcry.