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Netanyahu asked Barak to delay evacuation of Hebron house

PM asked Barak to allow Jewish settlers who took over a house in Palestinian part of Hebron to exhaust their legal options; IDF previously gave settlers 24 hours to evacuate.

by Barak Ravid, Haaretz

April 2, 2012 | 11:18 am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on April 1. Photo by REUTERS/Ariel Schalit

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on April 1. Photo by REUTERS/Ariel Schalit

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked Defense Minister Ehud Barak to postpone the evacuation of settlers who took over a house in the Arab part of the West Bank city of Hebron last week.

According to officials in Netanyahu’s office, the prime minister asked Barak “to allow the settlers to pursue action through legal channels.”

The prime minister’s office did not say so directly, but Netanyahu’s comment to Barak means the delay of the evacuation of the settlers, which was scheduled to take place on Tuesday at 3 P.M.

Read more at Haaretz.com.

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