Israel's Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz declared that he had ordered soldiers to suspend the destruction of synagogues in former Jewish settlements in the Gaza Strip.
"I decided to suspend the demolitions until the government takes a decision on Sunday," he told public radio on Friday. "It could mean the withdrawal is delayed by one day but that is acceptable because on everything else we are ahead of schedule," Mofaz commented.
The minister added he was personally opposed to Israel destroying the synagogues.
Israel's Supreme Court on Thursday gave the green light for the army to raze all the 30 synagogues in Gaza Strip.