Members of Knesset who toured the City of David in Jerusalem on Tuesday expressed concern that Justice Ministry officials in the city may be guilty of discrimination against Jews. Officials prosecute Jews for illegal construction, while allowing hundreds of illegally built Arab houses to remain standing, MKs said.
The MKs noted that the same Justice Ministry officials who have worked to seal off Beit Yehonatan have ignored 250 illegal Arab buildings in the same area. By exclusively targeting Jews, officials are going beyond mere law enforcement to set policy, they argued. As public servants, they added, they should be forbidden to do so.
Following Regev and Levin's criticism, MK Yoav Hasson (Kadima), head of the State Control Committee, brought members of his committee to visit the City of David and see the state of affairs for themselves.