Jordan valley settlement 311.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
parliamentarians appealed to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on
Tuesday morning not to demolish settler homes located on private
on the list were five ministers, Eli Yishai of Shas, Daniel Hershkowitz
of Habayit Hayehudi, Uzi Landau of Israel Beiteinu and Likud ministers
Yuli Edelstein and Yossi Peled.
More than half of Netanyahu’s Likud party
faction, 15 out of its 27 MKs, signed onto the letter penned by Land of
Israel group's Knesset lobby.
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Other signatories included eight
MKs from the Shas party, six MKs from Israel Beiteinu, the four National
Union members and the three members of HaBayit HaYehudi. One MK from
Kadima and one from United Torah Judaism also signed.
The letter comes on the heels of last month’s demolition of three homes
at the Migron settlement outpost, and ahead of the anticipated
demolition of the entire outpost, which the state says is located on
private Palestinian property.
Right wing politicians fear that there are other demolitions pending,
including at the Givat Assaf outpost and the Ulpana neighborhood of the
Beit El settlement.
In their letter to Netanyahu, the politicians said that other solutions exist, such as compensating the Palestinian land-owners.
The MKs said they believed that the Migron home demolitions could have
been prevented and that no further destruction of the outpost, or other
settler homes, should occur.
"We urge you to protect the settlements in Judea and Samaria from those
who use the pretense of law and order to persecute them,” the MKs said.
They urged Netanyahu to exhaust every possible legal solution to ensure that no more settler homes are razed.