Maale Adumim Mayor Benny Kasriel slammed Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for his decision to freeze tenders for construction in the E1 area, between his city and Jerusalem. Kasriel said that the move reeked of weakness, and he called on Netanyahu to immediately remove the freeze.
“Never before has there been a freeze for land planning,” Kasriel said. “This is purely a municipal procedural step, a which could take three to five years to complete. The tenders that were issued were for a very preliminary stage of work. Freezing the project at this stage shows nothing but weakness.”