Netanyahu asked Barak to delay evacuation of Hebron house

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.