Edelstein Wants Answers on Anti-Settler Officer
Minister of Public Affairs and the Diaspora Yuli Edelstein (Likud) wants Defense Minister Ehud Barak to summon the Head of the Civil Administration in Judea and Samaria, Brig. Gen. Moti Almoz, and have him explain a letter he signed that contains clear bias against the Jews who live in Judea and Samaria.
Almoz's letter to Civil Administration officers urges tough action against Jewish illegal construction while suggesting no action be taken against illegal construction by Arabs.
Edelstein also asked: "In view of the fact that there are tens of thousands of illegal Palestinian structures, can he explain where the sense of proportion has gone?"
If Almoz is not summoned to explain the matter, warned the minister, it could appear as if the officer enjoys Barak's backing.