Tiveria Mayor Ron Kobi began his Monday angrily, as is his norm. He used Facebook, broadcasting live, accusing the chareidim, who comprise 22% of the city, of “barely” paying arnona property tax and making the city filthy.
Ron Kobi opened the live broadcast on Facebook from the landfill site of the sanitation department of the Tiveria Municipality, claiming that the quantities of dry waste were out of proportion, and according to the residents, they do so on purpose. The mayor accused the business owners and citizens of dumping too much waste.
After the live broadcast, Kobi began attacking the Interior Ministry, Minister Aryeh Deri, his ministry director-general, Mordechai Cohen, and Boaz Yosef, when he claimed that he had asked for help from Boaz Yosef in the amount of NIS 25,000 to purchase dumpsters for cleaning trash, but the request was refused due to ‘political considerations’.
When the attack on the Interior Ministry was over, the mayor began a sharp attack on the chareidim. “They are flexing their muscles in an entire city that has 22 percent chareidim who want to squeeze the public coffers, barely paying municipal taxes, tarnishing the city. Shame to them” he said.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)