A unique and prestigious residential project in now being built in Mekor Haim Street in Jerusalem.
Hundreds of residents of Hashmonaim and the surrounding areas demonstrated against the intention of the Israel Defense Forces to capitulate to the Israeli leftist groups and the local Arabs. The IDF engineers and military experts had designed the path of the Security Fence near the Arab villages Naalin and Medya, but because of an appeal to the Israel High Court by a resident of Shilat representing the Arab residents and Leftist groups, the military was considering modifying the Security Fence’s path.
The residents of the Hashmonaim and the surrounding communities oppose moving the fence
closer to the Jewish communities of Modiin, Hashmonaim, Lapid and Shilat. The fence’s new path would place the Jewish residents in serious danger from terrorists who could shoot Jewish residents with impunity and escape the long arm of the IDF by fleeing to the Arab communities.
“We are not against our Arab neighbors,” declared the spokesman of the residents, “We are for the lives of our children and demand the placement of the security fence in its original location to prevent terrorists from wounding or killing our families.”
Hundreds of Jewish residents gathered at the Naalin checkpoint and demanded that the IDF stand firm and not capitulate to the Leftist forces or to the local Arabs. The demonstrators emphasized that the fence would not destroy the olive trees or fields of the Arabs. The residents also contacted Minister Effi Eitam and he promised to raise the matter with the
military leaders and the Security Cabinet.
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