Settlers accuse Gantz of freezing plans for 4,000 West Bank homes

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Settlers accuse Gantz of freezing plans for 4,000 West Bank homes
“The residents of Judea and Samaria are not political playing cards in the hands of Defense Minister Gantz,” the Yesha Council said.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Published: APRIL 4, 2022

The Yesha Council accused Defense Minister Benny Gantz of freezing plans for 4,000 West Bank homes by holding up preparation work and by refusing to convene the Civil Administration Higher Planning Council for Judea and Samaria. “The residents of Judea and Samaria are not political playing cards in the hands of Defense Minister Gantz,” the Yesha Council said as it called for the council to convene.

“We are pressuring Gantz and the government” to lift the freeze, Yesha Council CEO Yigal Dilmoni said, explaining that right-wing politicians in the coalition had been asked to act on this issue. “A government that freezes building in Judea and Samaria is a government that can not exist,” he said. Former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu put in place a policy of holding four such meetings a year to avoid the politicization of the planning process for new settler homes. However, neither he nor Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has held to that schedule since US President Joe Biden entered office.

more............... https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/politics-and-diplomacy/article-703237
 
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