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Coalition’s Labor, Meretz bash Gantz over advancement of new settler houses

Defense Minister Benny Gantz attends a Defense and Foreign Affairs Committee meeting at the Knesset, on October 19, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Defense Minister Benny Gantz attends a Defense and Foreign Affairs Committee meeting at the Knesset, on October 19, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

The coalition’s left-wing factions denounce the approval of plans for some 3,000 new homes in West Bank settlements.

“Someone who makes diplomatic declarations with international implications in an irresponsible manner, without coordination or preparation, and approves 3,000 new housing units in Judea and Samaria is, how should we say it, no Rabin,” the Labor party writes on its Twitter account, in a swipe at Defense Minister Benny Gantz.

Meretz MK Mossi Raz also goes after Gantz. The planning committee that okayed the building plans is under the aegis of the Defense Ministry.

“I hope he will show responsibility and stop this destructive building and the series of populist decisions that harm the government and the State of Israel,” Raz says, referring to a number of recent moves relating to the Palestinians that have been denounced by Meretz.

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