Far-right National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir is calling on the government to cancel a plan to fund Arab community development with hundreds of millions of dollars that was approved by the previous government, the Kan public broadcaster reports.
Ben Gvir sends a letter to the cabinet secretary demanding that the plan be revoked.
“It is unthinkable that the right-wing government will act to continue the implementation of the coalition agreements that the previous government granted to the Muslim Brotherhood and their representatives, instead of changing and correcting the same decision, which grants unprecedented funding and powers through anti-Zionist elements,” Ben Gvir writes.
The plan was approved by the previous government that included the Islamist Ra’am party alongside left-wing, centrist and right-wing parties that united in opposition to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The plan aims to improve infrastructure, planning, and construction in the Arab community, combat poverty and violence, and boost education.