Inside Gilo, a neighborhood of some 27,000 residents.
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Inside Gilo: Who pays for that? Despite objections – mostly from the opposition in city council – the star of Independence Day in the Gilo neighborhood was controversial rapper Hatzel (The Shadow).The decision to host the performer had nothing to do with ideology; Hatzel (aka Yoav Eliasi) was the only one who, despite his national popularity, agreed to perform at a very reduced price. This was crucial because Gilo, with some 27,000 residents, was excluded from the list of neighborhoods entitled to a share of the city’s budget for the holiday’s cultural events.