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Lapid Trying to Freeze Budget for Yehuda and Shomron

lapYesh Atid leader Yair Lapid took his election campaign to southern Israel on Sunday 29 Kislev, visiting Kibbutz Be’eri, one of the communities that came under heavy fire during Operation Protective Edge during the summer of 2014. Lapid was met to the Eshkol Regional Council leader, Chaim Yellin, who recently announced he is joining the bid to land a slot in the Yesh Atid party’s ticket in the upcoming elections.

Lapid blames his own outgoing government for not ending the IDF counter-terrorism offensive in Gaza in a decisive fashion and this he explained led to rocket attack sin the area like the one that occurred on Friday 27 Kislev. B’chasdei Hashem there were no fatalities or injuries in that attack. A rocket that was fired from Gaza landed in an open area. Lapid calls for an immediate and stern response to any and all rocket attacks. The air force bombed and destroyed a cement factory in Gaza in response to the attack.

Lapid used the visit to the south to tell the media that he sent a letter to Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein seeking his intervention in preventing the transfer of hundreds of millions to communities in Yehuda and Shomron.

Lapid explained the money he is referring to includes a bypass road for Jewish residents traveling in the Tapuach Junction area of Shomron, calling the last-minute Knesset Finance Committee allocations “election bribery”.

Lapid explained the money begin allocated to the Shomron and other areas of Yehuda and Shomron is needed in the areas near the Gaza border, explaining there is no logic to the continued allocation of areas that will not remain under Israeli control.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

4 Responses

  1. Irony:
    He wants to stop giving money to Yehuda and Shomron because its a waste to give money to an area slated to be given to Hamas at a future date.

    He also feels the money is better suited to protect the people put in harms way because of people like who him gave Gaza to Hamas and now have to deal with consequences of having a terrorist organization operating a few miles from heavily populated areas.

    Does anyone else find his position ironic in a dystiopian like manner.

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