Cabinet won’t vote on legalizing 5 settlement outposts, as Netanyahu reportedly pushed for

A proposal to legalize five settlement outposts in the West Bank won’t be voted on during today’s cabinet meeting, despite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly pushing for swift approval of the measure.

According to Hebrew media reports, Netanyahu wanted to push through the move before US President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration tomorrow and Defense Minister Benny Gantz gave his approval yesterday, despite previously voicing opposition to the move.

However, Gantz comes out against the proposal ahead of the meeting and the item isn’t included on the agenda.

“During the cabinet meeting no proposal that is irresponsible diplomatically will come up in such a sensitive period,” a statement from Gantz’s office says.

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