Transportation: Occupy Emek Refaim

This step in the war over the fate of Emek Refaim kicked off on Monday evening with a meeting.

January 19, 2017 16:09
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Emek Refaim

Emek Refaim Street today, where it intersects with Rachel Imenu Street. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)


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Even before the meeting started, the large hall in the Beit Yehudit community center, part of Ginot Ha’ir, was packed with residents of Emek Refaim Street and people from around the German Colony and Baka neighborhoods. Not sure what would come out of this effort, they were concerned, angry and tired. Many felt sad about the need to fight in order to get what seems to them so obviously right.

This step in the war over the fate of Emek Refaim kicked off on Monday evening with a meeting at which the leaders of the residents’ organization and the lawyer hired for their struggle discussed the present situation and what to expect in the coming weeks and months.


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