Galilee mayor opens old wounds in bid to annex rural neighbor
Expansion push by mayor of Yokne'am Illit seen as declaration of war by head of regional council, who hopes to preserve rural way of life.
The mayor of the Galilee town of Yokne'am Illit last week launched a move to annex neighboring Yokne'am, a village that is part of the adjacent Megiddo Regional Council. The move sparked a dispute with the regional council, which has suspended communication and joint projects with the town.
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