Netanyahu’s About-Face on Hevron Expulsion (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Maayana Miskin 04/04/12)
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While it appeared that Defense Minister Ehud Barak had defied Prime
Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in expelling Jews from the Machpelah
House in Hevron, Netanyahu had in fact agreed to the expulsion.
Sources close to the prime minister explained his reasoning
Wednesday, speaking to Maariv/nrg.
Between Netanyahu’s declaration Tuesday evening that the eviction
would be delayed and the expulsion early Wednesday afternoon, Barak
met with Netanyahu and convinced him the expulsion was necessary,
Barak argued that there was an immediate operational need to evict
residents. He noted an opinion from Attorney General Yehudah
Weinstein, who said the house should be cleared for legal reasons.
As soon as Barak said the eviction was necessary to security,
Netanyahu gave his approval.
In the same conversation, the two discussed legalizing several Jewish
communities in Binyamin and Samaria: Bruchin, Sansana, Rechalim and
the Ulpana neighborhood of Beit El.
The prime minister updated his cabinet following the conversation
with Barak. During the Cabinet meeting he emphasized, “I am committed
to the growth of Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria in general,
and to the Jewish community of Hevron in particular.”
(IsraelNationalNews © 2012 04/04/12)
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