Negotiations continue in Beit Shemesh between some chareidi factions and the incumbent, Shas’ Mayor Moshe Abutbul continue. The mayor on Tuesday, 29 Sivan, met in his home with representatives of Degel Hatorah and Shlomei Emunim, meeting independent of one another as the mayor wished, and not together as Degel Hatorah requested would be the format.
Mayor Abutbul explained the media that he simply feels it is will much simpler to progress by meeting each faction separately. However, in a statement to the media by Councilman (Shlomei Emunim) Shimon Goldberg, he insisted the meeting was held together with Degel. He added no progress was made in the talks.
Degel Hatorah officials were less than clear regarding if the meeting was held independent of one another or together.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)