Gantz asks JNF to delay ‘sensitive’ move to authorize West Bank land purchase

Defense Minister Benny Gantz asks the Jewish National Fund to delay a planned move to authorize the purchase of private Palestinian land in Area C of the West Bank for the development of existing settlements.

Gantz writes to JNF chief Avraham Duvdevani that the decision is “a highly sensitive” one with potential repercussions “in the international arena as well as in relations with the incoming US administration and relations with Diaspora Jewry.”

As the minister overseeing much of Israel’s activity in the West Bank, Gantz asks that the move be delayed until it can be properly reviewed.

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