Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offers politicians in his parties assurances on the issue of legalizing two contested Hebron homes, but the Defense Ministry has yet to issue any permits.
“He promised the issue would be dealt with soon,” MK Miki Zohar (Likud) said, explaining that the matter had come up at the Likud’s weekly faction meeting on Monday.
“We’re still waiting for positive answers,” he added.
Prior to the meeting, 31 local Likud politicians, led by Samaria Regional Council head Yossi Dagan, sent a letter to Netanyahu in which they urged the prime minister to allow some 20 Jewish families to move into the buildings located in an area of the West Bank city that is under Israeli military and civilian control.
Likud politicians who signed include city mayors, council heads and party branch heads.
The Hebron Jewish community purchased two stone apartment buildings located near the Cave of the Patriarchs from the Palestinian owners. The buyers have offered the Civil Administration documentation to prove their purchase, a particularly sensitive matter since the Palestinian Authority imposes a death sentence on those who sell land to Jews.