Municipal leaders to Netanyahu: Stop throwing sand in our eyes

Samaria leaders support Beit El Council, insist PM Netanyahu keep his promises to build new homes.

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Beit El protest
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Eliran Aharon

Maaleh Adumim Mayor Benny Kashriel, Gush Etzion Regional Council Head Shlomo Neeman, and Kedumim Mayor Hananel Dorani on Sunday visited the Beit El Council's protest tent in Jerusalem.

During their visit, the three called on Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to "stop throwing sand in their eyes, and to honor his agreements."

Neeman added, "I call on the Prime Minister to remove the cables binding the Civil Administration."

Earlier on Sunday, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked (Jewish Home) visited the protest tent to express her support.

"This story has been continuing for a long time," she said. "We will demand from Netanyahu that the agreements be fulfilled."

Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel (Jewish Home) and Welfare Minister Haim Katz (Likud) arrived shortly after Shaked.

On Monday, Beit El residents are expected to protest opposite the Supreme Court and the Knesset, insisting the government keep its promises to build new homes in place of the ones it destroyed.

The Beit El Council on Sunday moved its seat to a tent opposite Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's office, protesting demolitions in their town in 2012 and 2015. Prior to the demolitions, the Israeli government promised to build 300 new housing units. However, these units were never approved, and no homes have been built in Beit El in ten years.



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