Yacimovich slams gov't for releasing prisoners, but at the same time continue settlement construction

November 2, 2013 14:15

Opposition leader Shelly Yacimovich (Labor) criticized Israel's government on Saturday for releasing Palestinian prisoners on the one hand, and advancing construction in settlements on the other hand.

"The government's actions this week regarding the painful move to release [Palestinian] prisoners on the one hand and neutralizing it on the other hand by building in the settlements show irrationality, lack of good faith and a targeted attempt to sabotage any advancement in the peace talks," she said, speaking at a cultural event in Shoham.

She singled out Bayit Yehudi, saying that despite the fact they were a part of a deal to advance settlement construction in return for freeing prisoners, "they complain of being wronged and go out to protest against the government they are members in, and against decisions they were a part in making."

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