Haredi group fights Ashkelon construction to save graves
The multimillion-dollar complex will include the new city hall, an auditorium for the performing arts and a central plaza, as well as a high-rise office building, a 8,000-square-meter commercial center and 200 apartments.
An ultra-Orthodox organization is demanding an immediate halt to work on a combined public, commercial and residential project in Ashkelon, saying that remnants of Jewish graves have been found at the location.
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