Justice Minister Tzipi Livni on Monday said that "the settlements are not part of Israel's security, they are hurting it."
Livni was speaking about the connection between the peace process and the economy at the Calcalist conference in Tel Aviv with Housing Minister Uri Ariel in the audience.
Giving an example of what she meant, she slammed groups sending families to establish new illegal outposts, implying that they endanger and encumber the IDF with defending them as well as misusing the state's funds which could otherwise be used to improve the inflated housing prices across the country.
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