Live UpdateFrom the Liveblog of Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Interior Minister Shaked says East Jerusalem housing plans delayed by just a week
Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked appears to push back against Prime Minister Yair Lapid’s announcement that the construction of 2,000 homes in Jewish neighborhoods in East Jerusalem will be delayed.
In a statement, the right-wing newly appointed chairwoman of the Yamina party says she “refused to take the plans off the agenda and delayed the entire agenda — which includes housing plans for both Jews and Arabs — by a week.”
“The plans will be discussed, without changes, a week later,” she adds. “I won’t let only Jewish housing plans be harmed on my watch. That’s why I have decided to delay all the plans by only a week.”