Yesha Head Visits Tel Aviv's Tent City

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JERUSALEM, Israel -- Yeshua Council head Danny Dayan paid a solidarity visit to Tel Aviv's tent city Tuesday morning, telling organizers that Israelis in Judea and Samaria identify with the issues being raised.

"The prices of diapers are the same in Beit El as they are in Ramat Aviv," Dayan told Itzik Shmuli, head of the National Student Union, The Jerusalem Post reported. "Formula costs the same in the settlements here as the rest of the country."

Dayan said he hoped the protests would unite rather than polarize different segments of Israeli society.

"This is a struggle of all the people of Israel," he said.

"The price of living here is something that affects all of us, regardless of our political standings," he said, adding that "it's good that this statement has gained consensus."

The Yesha Council is an umbrella organization representing Jewish residents of Judea, Samaria and former residents of the Gush Katif Settlement Bloc in the Gaza Strip.

Residents of those communities -- 21 in Gush Katif and four in northern Samaria -- were uprooted and their towns bulldozed in August 2005 under former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.

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