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Yitzhar Event To Support Albert Family

Yitzhar will host an event during Sukkot to support Boaz Albert's family after a court order forced his expulsion from Judea and Samaria.
By Kochava Rozenbaum
First Publish: 9/17/2013, 2:16 PM

Albert in his vineyard
Albert in his vineyard
Yitzhar

The community of Yitzhar in the Shomron (Samaria) will hold a mass happening on Monday during the intermediate days of Sukkot to give support to the Albert family.

This will mark two months since the start of Boaz Albert's half-year administrative exile from Judea and Samaria and the police use of a taser on him when he did not heed the expulsion order.

The event will start in the morning with free activities for children, while others are asked to help the Albert family with the wine-grape harvest. The family's vineyard has taken a hit from the administrative order distancing Boaz from his livelihood during one of the busiest seasons for harvesting.

Many have shown their support for the family after a public outcry over Boaz's violent arrest. Among those who have visited Albert were rabbis and members of Knesset, including Rabbi Dov Lior, Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu and Likud MK Moshe Feiglin, who support the decision of Boaz to stay at home in a show of "passive resistance."

There will be public figures and rabbis speaking at the event in Yitzhar, and an open sukkah featuring wine tasting stations. Other activities include tours of the local area and performances by Israeli singers Yirmiya, Sinai Tur and other artists.