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Karma? Shas' Deri Seeks Shelter from Missiles

Shas co-leader Aryeh Deri, who made the Oslo Accords possible, comes under fire in Ashdod.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 11/20/2012, 11:11 AM

Deri with Bin
Deri with Bin
Magen David Adom

Shas co-leader Aryeh Deri had to take shelter from missiles fired on Ashdod when he visited the city Tuesday morning.

Deri led Shas when it made the 1993 Oslo Accords possible by abstaining in a parliamentary vote. Some could see Tuesday's experience as a karmic comeuppance for that political move: the Oslo Accords allowed the Arab terrorist leadership to take over parts of Judea, Samaria and Gaza, and provided them with weapons.

Deri visited Ashdod's Magen David Adom station, accompanied by Ashdod Mayor Dr. Yechiel Lasri, and was received by MDA Director Eli Bin, who gave the guests a rundown regarding MDA's current special deployment.

In the course of the visit, a siren sounded, enabling Deri to experience firsthand what residents of the South experience daily nowadays, although he did not have to run far for shelter because he was already at MDA's fortified HQ. After witnessing the way MDA handled the emergency, Deri commended MDA's abilities and said: "It is good to go back home to Jerusalem in the knowledge that we have people here we can depend upon."