Sderot Mayor David Buskila “celebrated” Rosh HaShanah by camping out in a protest tent next to the official residence of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem to protest budget cuts to the Gaze Belt town.
He said he intends to remain in tent until the government restores funds that were cut in the austerity budget.
Buskila claimed that the budget cuts will be the death knell for Sderot but that he faces “a wall of incomprehension.”
Last year, the mayor staged a hunger strike until the government came up with funds for Sderot, battered for years by Hamas mortar shelling and rockets, to pay off its deficit and improve its emergency services.Jewish Press News Briefs
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