Mazuz slams cabinet for about-face on Gaza shuls

By JPOST.COM STAFF, THE JERUSALEM POST
September 11, 2005 17:26

Voicing uncharacteristically harsh criticism, Attorney General Menahem Mazuz on Sunday condemned the government's dithering on the question of whether

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Voicing uncharacteristically harsh criticism, Attorney General Menahem Mazuz on Sunday condemned the government's dithering on the question of whether to demolish Gaza synagogues. During the weekly cabinet meeting, in which the ministers voted overwhelmingly to leave the synagogues intact overturning its earlier stance, Mazuz noted that the sudden reversal on the issue displayed a humiliating contempt for the judicial system. "Nothing has changed since the earlier meeting and deliberations [on the subject]," Mazuz charged, as quoted by Army Radio. "The government is showing contempt for the High Court of Justice and a lack of confidence in the courts, in that it is changing its mind for no reason," he fumed. He presented the ministers with records of cabinet deliberations on the matter, recorded over the past weeks, in which such respected figures as the head of the Israel Security Agency, Israel's chief rabbi, and the minister of infrastructure explained why it was pivotal to destroy the structures.



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