Minister: Remove Barak's authority over W. Bank settlements

April 22, 2012 09:46

Environmental Protection Minister Gilad Erdan called on Sunday for removing Defense Minister Ehud Barak's authority over settlements in the West Bank and transferring them to a ministerial committee.

Erdan's comments join a growing chorus of anger at Barak over a government plan to destroy 30 homes in Ulpana, an outpost adjacent to the Beit El settlement.Speaking with Israel Radio, Erdan said he believed Barak's instructions to destroy the homes were not in accordance with the views of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

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