Several tens of protestors were on hand in the Nachal I’ron (Wadi Ara) area of northern Israel, the site of the planned chareidi community of Harish. The new community is planned to be the home to 100,000 residents, but protestors explain the move contradicts planning board recommendations and it will compromise the nature areas of the area.
Protesting in the Barkai Junction areas, participants in the event stated they simply do not see how the Housing Ministry approved the community for 100,000, a reality that will negatively impact the entire region. They explain the Housing Ministry, headed by Shas, has ignored a district planning board recommendation stating the new community mustn’t exceed 60,000 residents.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)