Mofaz: New Yesha Housing Preceded Regulation Law
Minister Shaul Mofaz says the 851 new housing units for Judea and Samaria are not compensation for voting down the regulation law
By Gabe Kahn
First Publish: 6/9/2012, 9:44 PM
MK Shaul Mofaz
Minister Shaul Mofaz told Israeli radio station Reshet Bet's "Meet the Press" program that Netanyahu's announcement to build 851 housing units in Judea and Samaria (Yehudah and Shomron) was not due to the falling of the "regulatory law."
According to Mofaz, the additional pre-designed building is not intended to compensate "West Bank settlers opposed to the demolition of the Ulpana neighborhood."
"The Prime Minister informed me after the vote about the additional construction tenders," Mofaz said. "The plan was in the works for a long time. It was not tied to the 'regulatory law,' and was not compensation or punishment."
"For Kadima, this vote was was very important to strengthen the rule of law in Israel. The centrist approach will take the government in the right directions," he said..
Mofaz also said "I guess I'll see Abu-Mazen soon." He explained. "In my talks with Prime Minister, the issue of resuming negotiations was to be on the agenda of the unity government, there is a historical possibility for peace with this coalition."
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