Military-political Cabinet decided to temporarily freeze the construction plan 5.100 housing units in Qalqiliya, located in area C of the Palestinian authority.
The plan being promoted by the IDF and Ministry of defense under the policy of «carrot and stick» to encourage city, whose residents almost do not participate in terrorist attacks.
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.
It should be noted that the development plan of Qalqiliya had already been approved by the government in 2016. Re-review is carried out under pressure of several Ministers from the Likud party and Ministers of the party «Bayt Yehudi».