Amona residents protest outside government offices

Amona residents hold protest in Jerusalem, ministers promise to push Netanyahu to keep promise to build new town.

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Amona residents' protest
Amona residents' protest
Hezki Baruch

Responding to reports that Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu had reneged on his promise to build a new town to replace Amona, Amona residents held a protest on Sunday morning outside the Israeli government's offices in Jerusalem.

Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel (Jewish Home) spoke with the residents before the government meeting and promised to speak on their behalf to Netanyahu.

"We are obligated to keep our promise provide Amona's residents with a new town in Judea and Samaria," Ariel said. "I don't see how this coalition can properly continue if we do not keep our promises to Amona's residents and to the rest of Israel."

Education Minister Naftali Bennett (Jewish Home) told the residents, "The Prime Minister signed a contract with you, and we will keep our word."

Culture Minister Miri Regev (Likud) said, "I am going to tell the Prime Minister that he is obligated to keep his promises."

A report by Channel 2 Thursday night claimed the Prime Minister was reassessing the viability of his obligations under the agreement - despite the fact that the evacuation of Amona residents has already taken place.

Watch the Hebrew video of the protest:



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