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  Tevet 8, 5773 , 21/12/12

Erdan: I'd Obey a Decision to Expel Jews

Environment Minister Gilad Erdan (Likud) referred on Friday to comments by Bayit Yehudi chairman Naftali Bennett, who said he would refuse to remove Jews from their homes.

Asked by Arutz Sheva whether he, as a reservist, will evict Jews from their homes, Erdan responded by saying that while he is completely against the uprooting of communities and the explusion of Jews from their homes, "if there is a state decision to evict Jews from their homes I, as an IDF officer, would obey it."

"Anyone who says otherwise, not only harms the army and undermines its future existence, but also does damage to the right-wing camp and gives legitimacy to leftist organizations not to serve in Judea and Samaria, so in any decision which arises under the law - I will work to maintain cohesion among the people," said Erdan.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American Desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

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