TA mayor: Tent city cannot become permanent urban fixture

September 7, 2011 15:49


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Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Holdai on Wednesday defended the city's decision to begin dismantling tent cities throughout the city, saying that the campsites "could not become a permanent fixture."

"It just does not work that way," he added.

Early Wednesday morning reports began circulating that the municipality was removing tents throughout the city, including the campsites on Rothschild Boulevard, Nordau Street, Ben-Gurion Street, and Levinsky park.

"We're not evicting" people, Holdai clarified, "we are taking away tents that are already empty."

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