Government Support for Bruchin as EU Criticizes (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Maayana Miskin 04/27/12)
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Residents of Bruchin in Samaria had a particularly happy Independence
Day this year after the government sorted out legal problems
preventing the community’s authorization just days earlier. Their joy
grew further when Government Secretary Tzvi Hauser paid a surprise
visit to express his support.
The community had invited Samaria Regional Council head Gershon
Mesika as a guest of honor for Independence Day events. Mesika called
before his arrival and told residents he would be a little late, but
would bring a surprise to make up for it.
The surprise turned out to be Hauser, who had come directly from the
state ceremony on Har Herzl in Jerusalem. Residents greeted him with
song and dance. Hauser quickly joined in the festivities, and
witnesses said he was clearly quite happy.
Hauser was among those who pushed for the authorization of Bruchin
along with the communities of Rachelim and Sansana. He told the
community that he became aware of the need to act thanks to a tour
organized by the Samaria Regional Council two years ago.
Hauser’s display of support comes as the United States and European
Union criticize the decision to legalize the communities. The EU even
called to reverse the decision, arguing that the existence of Bruchin
and other Israeli communities in Samaria is a violation of
international law. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 04/27/12)
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