Ashkelon mayor ceases municipal construction by Arab workers

A spokesman for the Lachish regional police, including Ashkelon, said they have nothing to do with the initiative.

November 19, 2014 23:25
southern Israel

Contractor workers work at a construction site in southern Israel. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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Ashkelon Mayor Itamar Shimoni will stop the city’s employment of Arab workers doing renovation to bomb shelters in local daycare centers, he said in a Facebook post on Wednesday night.

Shimoni said that in the locations where construction on bomb shelters is being performed by Arab laborers, the work is to be stopped until further notice.

He added that he had ordered the placing of armed security guards for kindergartens and preschools that are next to construction sites that employ Arabs.

“I thank the Ashkelon Police for their cooperation on this matter and the donor who helped pay for the security guards,” said Shimoni.

A spokesman for the Lachish regional police, including Ashkelon, said they have nothing to do with the initiative.

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