This sort of thing happens everywhere. No government seems able to resist the wishes/desires/demands of developers and the "extractive" industries. Israel is a small country and I would hate to see its few remaining undeveloped spaces be destroyed. I hope the citizens of Israel will do everything possible to stop these development projects.
Man shot dead in northern Israel town of Bi'ina, police say the murder was gang related (Haaretz)
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