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  10/11/2011, Tishrei 13, 5772

MK Levin: More Destruction will Kill Coalition


Chairman Yariv Levin of the Knesset's House Committee said, Tuesday, that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu "must know that the demolition of one more [Jewish] building [in Judea and Samaria] will bring him to the beginning of the [next Knesset] session without a coalition." Interviewed by Arutz Sheva's Hebrew service, the Likud lawmaker said that he and his fellow factions members were not elected to destroy Jewish homes. Hundreds of Jewish homes in the region are slated for demolition after the upcoming Sukkot holiday if their legal status cannot be improved.

Member of Knesset Levin said the government cannot put the blame for the demolitions on the Supreme Court or Defense Minister Ehud Barak. He added that coalition members must act to prevent the demolitions as they did to prevent the government to renew a building freeze in the region that was intended to bring the Palestinian Authority to the bargaining table. Levin also cited Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Lieberman's Yisrael Beiteinu party for being silent on the issue.