Abandoned seminary building in Shadmot Mehola
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Following worsening sanctions imposed by Civil Administration employees, Yesha Council Chairman Hananel Dorani sent an urgent letter to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, and Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon.

In the letter Dorani demands the grave situation be dealt with, which for a long time has stopped promoting important plans in Judea and Samaria from being implemented and is tantamount to a construction freeze despite the political echelon's approval.

"Especially now," writes Dorani, "at a time when political approval was given to promote construction, it's not only commonplace that the Civil Administration doesn't meet the task properly, but the workers' strike will exacerbate the situation and create a bottleneck that'll be difficult to free from for years.

"Civil Administration employees' demand to add additional positions and their requests to improve salary conditions so they can fill existing positions hasn't been answered for a long time, leading to renewed sanctions," Dorani writes, "As is well known, this is not the first time Civil Administration employees have initiated sanctions, but this hasn't yet been dealt with.

"As you know," writes the Yesha Council Chairman, "this organization is routinely substandard, and for a long time important headquarters work wasn't promoted, plans approved by the political echelon are halted and piled up on the table in the Civil Administration, budgets earmarked for infrastructure projects (transportation, cellular, etc.) aren't realized, no work permits are issued, and more."

Dorani concludes his letter with a request from the Prime Minister, Defense Minister, and Finance Minister: "We ask that you get involved with all relevant parties and act immediately and personally to restore the Civil Administration to full functioning."

Hananel Dorani (C)
Hananel Dorani (C) צילום: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90