Mesika, MK who championed Samaria settlement, resigns in light of bribery case

Samaria Regional Council head Gershon Mesika resigned from his post on Wednesday night, just two weeks after he became a state’s witness in a massive bribery case against public officials, including former Yisrael Beytenu deputy interior minister Faina Kirschenbaum.

Elections for a new council head will be held on August 4.

Mesika, 63, has held his job for the last eight years and is among the most visible and outspoken of the community leaders in Judea and Samaria. He is also one of the more well known settler leaders abroad, aside from Dani Dayan, who is the former head of the Council of Jewish Communities of Judea and Samaria.


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