Activists in Hebron pelt housing minister's car with eggs

Right-wing Hebron activist, resident Baruch Marzel slams Bayit Yehudi minister during visit as a "traitor".

February 7, 2014 15:31
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Eggs thrown at the car of Construction and Housing Minister Uri Ariel.. (photo credit: Courtesy)

Activist in Hebron hurled eggs at the car of Construction and Housing Minister Uri Ariel while he was touring the city Friday.

Right-wing Hebron activist and resident Baruch Marzel slammed the Bayit Yehudi minister during his visit as a "traitor" for participating in a government that has considered ceding land over the Green Line as part of a peace deal with the Palestinians.

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"Traitor! In order to be a minister you betrayed Israel, and the Torah and everything that Uri Ariel believed in before he was a minister," Marzel charged.

Ariel was reportedly stunned by the outburst did not respond, and left.

Also on Friday, the Bayit Yehudi minister held talks on the housing market with leaders from the Zionist Council in Israel and the World Zionist Organization.

Ariel pledged that the housing market would "greatly increase" in 2014 as compared to the previous year. He said housing prices will stabilize in 2014 and begin to "significantly decline" in 2015.

"We will build in Judea and Samaria and we will also build in Jerusalem, there is no way that we won't build in every part of the Land of Israel," he said.

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