Looming razing of outpost could undermine ‘change government’ — TV

Channel 13 reports that the looming evacuation of an illegal West Bank outpost, Evyatar, could undermine the new “change government.”

The government is expected to dismantle the outpost, which was recently rebuilt, with dozens of families moving in.

The high-profile move could rattle the emerging coalition, particularly its pro-settlements factions, namely Prime Minister-designate Naftali Bennett’s Yamina, New Hope and Yisrael Beytenu, the network notes.

Defense Minister Benny Gantz told Bennett on Monday that Washington has not asked him to restrict construction in West Bank settlements, Channel 13 reports.  But officials in Jerusalem anticipate the US will push for a settlements freeze after the new government is sworn in, which would likely expose the wide ideological rifts between its right-wing, centrist and left-wing factions and put Bennett in a bind, it says.

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