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Settlers and Settlements: November 22, 2012

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Approximately 300 olive trees owned by Palestinians were cut down near the settlement of Carmel in Mount Hebron.  Near the trees was spray-painted the slogan “regards from Beer-Sheva and Tel-Aviv”.

(Hebrew – HaKol HaYehudi)

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November 22nd, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Political: 22 April, 2011

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Although Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised after the Carmel forest fire that area residents would be able to return to their houses within “a few days”, residents are still waiting to receive damages, five months after the fire.

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April 22nd, 2011 at 8:06 pm

Economy: 9 December, 2010

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The Ayalon insurance company, which had insured the prison service bus which caught fire during the Carmel wildfire last week, refuses to disburse the insurance funds to the families of the 43 people who died in the fire, claiming that it was not a traffic accident and that the prison service personnel died outside of the bus. (Hebrew)

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December 11th, 2010 at 7:04 pm

Closed Society: 5 December, 2010

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Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, spiritual leader of the Shas party, stated in a lesson he gave that the reason for the Carmel wildfire was the desecration of the Sabbath and failure to observe the rules of the Torah. According to Rabbi Yosef “The Gmara says that on Sabbath – a burning fire is only where the Sabbath is being desecrated. You have to study the Torah and do good deeds. How many houses were destroyed, whole neighborhoods lost – all by Divine intervention.” (Hebrew)

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December 5th, 2010 at 12:24 pm

Economy: 3rd December, 2010

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Israeli firefighting services are empowered to employ 1,300 firefighters – one firefighter per 7,000 residents. The average in the western world is one firefighter per 1,000 residents. The firefighters complain of old and broken equipment, inadequate supplies, low average of training and lack of coordination among bodies which are supposed to supervise and budget them. (Hebrew)

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December 4th, 2010 at 2:21 pm

Closed Society: 25 November, 2010

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The Civil Administration has issued a demolition order for a taboun oven belonging to Bedouins living in Umm Al-Heir, in South Hebron Mountain. The taboun serves 12 families which live at that location, and the Civil Administration’s action was taken after a long campaign of pressure on behalf of residents of the nearby settlement, “Carmel”. (Hebrew)

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November 25th, 2010 at 5:07 am