Settler councils to stage one-day strike in protest of building freeze

Settler councils to stag

December 31, 2009 00:53

Regional and local councils in Judea and Samaria plan to hold a one-day strike on Sunday to protest the 10-month moratorium on new settlement construction. Council offices will be closed and they will provide only essential municipal services. Schools, however, will be open as usual. Settlers and right-wing activists plan to rally in front of the Prime Ministers Office during the weekly cabinet meeting Sunday morning. They will then march to a protest tent which they erected Tuesday in front of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's Jerusalem residence. They plan to staff the tent every day next week with different council heads. On Wednesday Ministers Yuli Edelstein (Likud) and Daniel Herschkowitz (Habayit Hayehudi) visited the tent to voice their opposition to the moratorium. Edelstein later told The Jerusalem Post that the focus now is on preparations to resume building in the settlements in September 2010.

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