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Kids play under a tree at the Bedouin encampment of Khan al-Ahmar near the West Bank city of Jericho May 30, 2018 RONEN ZVULUN/ REUTERS

Ex-Jewish Agency Chief Slams Fellow Settlers Over Eviction of Neighboring Bedouin

Sallai Meridor, former Israeli U.S. envoy and founding father of a settlement, decries his community’s contribution to High Court’s ruling: ‘The Bedouin were here when we arrived’

The former Jewish Agency chief and Israel’s ex-ambassador to the U.S., Sallai Meridor, published an open letter condemning petitions to the High Court by his settlement in support of the demolition of the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar in the West Bank.

Meridor, who is one of the founders of the West Bank settlement of Kfar Adumim, prefaced his reproach by saying how proud he used be of his community, and its contribution to the strength of Israel.

 “I was proud of what we created here,” Meridor wrote. “Proud of the wonderful social tapestry of the whole of Israel, of the joint lives of religious and secular (Jews) all these years while maintaining a sense of humanity.” …..

Read more: https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/ex-jewish-agency-chief-condemns-planned-demolition-of-bedouin-village-1.6173863

 

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