Yishai to Barak: Approve building of new units after freeze

November 17, 2010 20:59

Shas party leader Eli Yishai requested from Defense Minister Ehud Barak to approve in writing the construction of thousands of housing units in Orthodox cities in the West Bank, after a proposed 90-day building freeze ends.

Among the communities that the interior minister mentioned are: Beitar Illit, Modi'in Illit and Maale Adumim. According to Shas sources, the reason behind Yishai's demand is the party's distrust in US government assurances.

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