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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Wednesday with mayors near the Gaza Strip, but several localities decided not to send a representative to the meeting.
The meeting with Netanyahu, which will be the first with representatives of localities since the October 7 massacre, invited a representative from every locality up to four kilometers from the Gaza border. At Kibbutz Be'eri, where they will not send a representative to the meeting, they explained: "If the prime minister wants to come to Kibbutz Be'eri, meet with the kibbutz management and kibbutz members, see the atrocities committed on October 7 and have a conversation about the plans for the rehabilitation of Be'eri, we will always be happy to host him by appointment and without communication teams."
"The prime minister is offered to meet with the kibbutz residents." Netanyahu meets with fighters in Bari, October 14/Government Press Office, Avi Ohayon
Kibbutz Nir Oz also joined the decision. Osnat Peri, chairman of the kibbutz, said: "We suggest that the prime minister meet with the residents of the kibbutz, with everyone. With the children, parents, families and adults who survived the terrible massacre of October 7. It is not only the representatives of the communities who need answers, but all of us. Not only me, but we all deserve to know why a quarter of our kibbutz was kidnapped or murdered."
Kibbutz Nahal Oz said it received the invitation last night, "with the community administration sitting in Mishmar HaEmek and the meeting taking place in Sdot Negev." They explained their opposition to the meeting, "At the pace of collective events, it was decided to stick to the existing agenda and not attend the meeting, which in the meantime has become political and covered at a time when we are very purposeful. I believe that Nahal Oz and the Gaza envelope will still receive visits and help from the Israeli government in the future."
The kibbutzim's argument against Netanyahu is that the prime minister has so far not reached the kibbutzim and towns where people were murdered and kidnapped. "The prime minister should have reached our communities and not a neighboring council," the kibbutzim said. "He had to reach out to the residents in the councils. Why should it take two months to meet with the representatives of the communities?"
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