The heads of regional and local councils in Judea and Samaria, sharply criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for what the settler leaders called the continuation of the policy of freezing construction.
Criticism ensued after it was announced the convening of the high Commission of the civil administration of the IDF in Judea and Samaria planning and construction.
As reported to the Second channel ITV, the meeting, which was held in mid-may, but was postponed due to the visit of the President of the United States Donald trump is expected to approve the construction of 2.600 units of housing for so-called «green line.»
According to the TV station, the administration trump warned in advance of this meeting. The white house clarified that we are talking in most cases about old projects, frozen in various stages of discussion, and not new construction.
This caused a sharp reaction among the leaders of the settlers. Shlomo Neeman, head of the regional Council of gush Etzion, stated: «I learned that at the next Commission meeting will be discussed the project of construction of zero housing units in gush Etzion hosts. The government plans to spend the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the six day war and the resumption of settlement activities in the gush Etzion hosts, but if our government is not sufficiently independent, it is better let does not come».
The head of the Samaria regional Council Yossi Dagan said after the publication of the planning Commission meeting that we are talking about continuing the policy of freezing construction. Dagan said: «In that case, if policy does not change, the national camp needs to find another leader who will not only say words but to act in accordance with the principles of the right camp».
From the office of the Prime Minister gave: «the Constant repetition of a lie does not make it true. No one cares about the development of settlements in more than the Prime Minister.»
From the press service of the Likud passed: «it is Incomprehensible that after the Prime Minister approved in recent months, the construction 5.500 housing units and the creation of a new settlement for the residents of Amun, he is accused of freezing construction. How many times right can you repeat the same nonsense, destabilizing the right-wing government?»