Following reports that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu had decided to evacuate the Ulpana outpost in accordance with a High Court ruling, Meretz leader Zehava Gal-On congratulated the move, stating that she hoped his intentions would be carried out. Gal-On, however, criticized Netanyahu's alleged desire to build 50 new structures in the Beit El settlement in place of those being evacuated in Ulpana.
"Netanyahu's promise to increase building in Beit El grants a reward to law-breaking settlers in the territories and encourages committing more crimes. The prime minister is applying a death blow to the peace process, leading to the establishment of one state, and exposing the unity government for what it really is," Gal-On stated.
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