Hershkowitz: We will continue to fight freeze
Photo: Dudi Vaaknin

Minister Hershkowitz denounces freeze

Chairman of Habayit Hayehudi calls on public to wake up while touring settlement of Efrat

MKs from Habayit Hayehudi toured the West Bank settlement of Efrat Monday, in order to evaluate the construction freeze imposed there.


"We will continue to speak out against the freeze in the government and the Knesset, but if the public doesn't wake up I am afraid this will not be sufficient because the coalition parties are not really with us on this," said Daniel Hershkowitz, the party's chairman.


Chairman of the Yesha Council, Danny Dayan, also participated in the tour. "When a tactical maneuver becomes policy the story does not end happily," he said. "We are very concerned about (Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)'s conduct."


The secretary-general of the Amana Settlement Movement, Zeev Hever, said Netanyahu's terminology reminded him of that of former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.


"Even in the heart of Jerusalem tenders have been frozen at the order of the prime minister. We need to think about the day following the freeze. Everything should be prepared and ready for approval," he said.


"We don't need to dismantle the government, but rather apply balancing pressure from within. Sound a different voice and you will sweep up the public," he told the MKs.


Head of Efrat Regional Council, Oded Ravivi, told visitors of the damage done by the freeze. "In the past seven years none of Efrat's land has been on the market," he said. "The community has only grown by 700 people in the past decade."


פרסום ראשון: 11.23.09, 17:53
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