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Hundreds Flow to Givat HaUlpana

About 300 people came to the embattled neighborhood Sunday, 20 families are already living there in tents.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 6/10/2012, 9:59 PM

Protest at Givat HaUlpana
Protest at Givat HaUlpana
Israel news photo: Flash 90

Hundreds of people have been flowing to the neighborhood of Givat HaUlpana in Beit El since the Knesset voted down a law that was intended to try to save it from destruction after the Supreme Court ruled that it should be demolished since the state prosecution did not present objections to an Arab's claim that the sale of the land to Jews was fraudulent.

About 300 people came to the neighborhood on Sunday, to raise the residents' spirits and to join the struggle for saving the neighborhood. Most of the visitors came from outside Judea and Samaria (Yehuda and Shomron). A group of about 100 people came from Ramat HaSharon, and another 50 came from Tzfat.

The organizers of the struggle say there has been a massive outpouring of support that is reminiscent of the struggle for Gush Katif.

"Twenty families already live in the location in tents and in the last few days we have received requests from additional families and groups that want to coordinate their arrival," an organizer said. "We are preparing logistically and organizationally to take in anyone who wants to help with the struggle."

About 600 students are expected to come to the neighborhood Monday to hear lectures and receive information about the struggle.