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Ketzaleh: Beit El Demolition a Plot to Topple Netanyahu

Two central figures in Netanyahu’s government are pushing for demolition in Judea and Samaria in an attempt to topple him, MK says.
By Maayana Miskin
First Publish: 6/3/2012, 10:09 AM

Hauser with Netanyahu
Hauser with Netanyahu
Flash 90

The real reasoning behind plans to demolish Israeli homes in Beit El is a plan to topple Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, MK Yaakov “Ketzaleh” Katz (Ichud Leumi) said Sunday.

“There are two people who have a bad influence on the Prime Minister and want him to fail,” Ketzaleh said. “The first is state secretary Tzvika Hauser, who has crossed all the red lines and sides with Peace Now and Yesh Din who want to demolish 9,000 homes in Judea and Samaria.”

The second is Defense Minister Ehud Barak, he said. “Barak knows that his time in office is over, and wants to bring Netanyahu down,” Ketzaleh said. He added, “I’m sure that if the Regulation Law falls on Wednesday – as the far-left Hauser and Barak want – Netanyahu will fall from power due to the destruction it will bring on thousands of people in Judea and Samaria.”

Ketzaleh called on members of Netanyahu’s government to fight back. “The ministers’ support for the [Regulation] bill will save Jewish settlement in Judea and Samaria, and will save the people of Israel from civil war and destruction,” he urged.

He warned them not to be persuaded by Netanyahu’s suggestion to move the homes. “We looked into it, and it’s impossible to ‘move’ the buildings,” he said. “They will be torn down to the very foundations.”

Ketzaleh also called on the general public to fight the planned demolition. “The Israeli public should come in its masses to the Ulpana neighborhood and build a tent city, to protect it with their bodies,” he suggested.

He called for “the grandparents, aunts and uncles, brothers and sisters of the 70,000 Judea and Samaria residents who stand to be expelled from their homes… to call Likud ministers and Minister Lieberman and tell them to vote for the Regulation Bill on Wednesday.”