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Elad resident blasts Ben Gvir for ‘incitement’ following deadly attack

Itamar Ben Gvir speaks to the media at Safra Square in Jerusalem ahead of a right-wing march on April 20, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Itamar Ben Gvir speaks to the media at Safra Square in Jerusalem ahead of a right-wing march on April 20, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

A resident of Elad, Shlomo Linder, blasts the extremist right-wing lawmaker Itamar Ben Gvir after the terror attack in the city.

“The ultra-Orthodox were never on the extreme right-wing,” Linder says.

“Someone came from the settlement movement, inciting the youth here,” he says, referring to Ben Gvir stoking tensions within Israel, and between Jews and Arabs.

“The ultra-Orthodox do not believe in killing brothers. We don’t believe in things like that, and do not believe in killing Arabs.”

“Ben Gvir should go to where he lives. Not here in Elad to incite our youth,” he says. “The Haredi mainstream is against fascism. We don’t call for murder.”

The majority of Elad’s 50,000 residents are ultra-Orthodox.

In March, a Palestinian terrorist killed five people in the majority ultra-Orthodox city of Bnei Brak.

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