Why are Approved Expansion Plans Being Delayed?

Defense Minister Yoav Galant is stopping extensive plans in Judea and Samaria, which are only waiting for his approval after being approved by the highest echelons in the government.

There has long been pressure to promote these plans, including declaring thousands of square meters in the Jordan Valley as state land and the restitution of Jewish buildings that were confiscated in 1929 in Hebron. Gallant has so far not advanced the plans.

Minister Bezalel Smotrich sent a letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stating he will not agree “to stop actions that are within my authority to promote settlement in Judea and Samaria, some of which are being delayed by the Defense Minister, from non-substantive considerations that harm the settlement.”

Despite this being a time of war, we trust the implementation of the already approved plans to build and expand Jewish communities will move forward without further delay.

‘Defense Minister is delaying operation in Judea and Samaria’, by Israel National News, April 26, 2024

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