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IDF: building in Qalqilya, a military necessity

The IDF, the leadership of the foreign intelligence service (Shin bet) and the leadership of the civil administration of the IDF in Judea and Samaria insisted during a special session of the military-political Cabinet on the need for approval of the plan construction 5.100 housing units in Qalqiliya.

High-ranking sources in law enforcement agencies called building in Qalqilya, a military necessity, wrote on Friday, July 14, columnist for ha’aretz, Amos Harel.

«The approval of the program of Qalqilya necessary. We clearly gave the Ministers to understand that it will contribute to the maintenance of peace in the area», said Harel one of the military.

We will remind that the program of construction of several thousand housing units IV Qalqilya and the legalization of backdating thousands of housing units built without a permit, was approved in 2016.

The program is part of the «carrot and stick», promoted by the defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman, with the support of the military command. The Ministry of defence emphasize that Qalqilya is one of the most peaceful cities to the Palestinian authority over the past two years, she turned out to be only one terrorist.

However, a few weeks ago a number of Ministers from the Likud, with the support of Ministers from the «Bayt Yehudi» demanded the re-consideration of the programme.

In the end, on the eve of the last meeting of the military-political Cabinet had decided to temporarily freeze the plan building in Qalqilya.

At the meeting it was decided that after 10 days, the Cabinet will review the policy of planning and construction in area C. the Council of national security and the Ministry of defence told until then to submit to the Ministers a detailed plan of building in Qalqiliya, a legal adviser to the government – to form a position regarding the separation of powers between the government and the army in Judea and Samaria.

IDF: building in Qalqilya, a military necessity 14.07.2017

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