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Minister of Environmental Protection Gilad Erdan (MK Likud) said in a Kol Israel interview that “evicting the Ulpana neighborhood is a command that is impossible to follow, it won’t be executed”, following the High Court of Justice’s decision to evict the neighborhood until May 1st. Erdan had expressed his support to expropriate the authority of Minister of Defense Ehud Barak (MK Ha’Atzmaut) in matters of settlements. Meanwhile, Barak had said that “we have found 2.2 Hectares in Beit El on which we could build alternative housing if necessary”.
Minister of Strategic Affairs Moshe “Bogie” Yaalon (Likud), said that evacuating the Ulpana neighborhood in the West Bank settlement of Beit El may lead to the dissolution of the government coalition. “We have said that we must not remove the neighborhood,” said Yaalon. “This is a neighborhood of 15 buildings with six apartments in each building, of completely normative people, and all of a sudden they are being told off because a Palestinian claimed the land belongs to him.” The High Court ruled that the state must evacuate the neighborhood by May 1, but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked the State Prosecutor’s Office to examine whether a motion could be made to the High Court to further delay the evacuation order.