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Settlement house of wounded soldier unites Israeli left, right

Israelis across the political spectrum are united in wanting to provide handicapped access at the settlement home of a wounded soldier, but the law won't allow it.
Houses are seen in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Ofra, north of Ramallah July 18, 2013. Negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, which have ebbed and flowed for two decades, last broke down in late 2010, after a partial settlement halt meant to foster talks ended and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu refused to extend it. Palestinians familiar with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' thinking speculated he might now forgo the demand for a settlement moratorium given a recent slowdown
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The crowdfunding campaign by the My Israel movement to return soldier Yehuda Hayisraeli to his home in the Ofra settlement has moved and galvanized Israelis from across the political spectrum. At the same time, however, it has brought to the fore the issue of construction on the West Bank.

Hayisraeli, a member of the Givati Brigade, suffered a serious head wound while pursing the kidnappers of another Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldier, Lt. Hadar Goldin, in Rafah during Operation Protective Edge in summer 2014. Hayisraeli has spent nearly two years in hospitals and rehabilitation centers, and in light of his condition, his family asked the Defense Ministry to allocate 1.5 million shekels ($193,000) to build a handicap-accessible annex adjacent to the family’s home.

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