Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited an elementary school in the city of Efrat, in the Gush Etzion region of Judea and Samaria, telling students that “Efrat and Gush Etzion are an integral, fundamental and evident part of greater Jerusalem.”
“They are the southern gate of Jerusalem and will always be part of the State of Israel,” he added.
The Prime Minister’s visit marked the opening day of the school year.
With the Prime Minister were Education Minister Gideon Sa’ar (Likud) and Member of Knesset and Coalition Chairman Ze’ev Elkin (Likud).
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