Men building 311.
(photo credit: Courtesy)
The Ministerial Committee for Legislation was on Sunday slated to discuss a bill proposing a new law that would give authority only to the Knesset to approve building freezes in the West Bank.
Settler ads to
oppose new freeze
Low turnout for
Knesset meeting on freeze damage
The bill, submitted by MKs Karmel Shama (Likud) and Uri Ariel (National Union), is intended to prevent the renewal of settlement construction at the end of the current 10-month moratorium.
It was unclear as to how all the members of the coalition would react to
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman was quoted as saying that in
September the bulldozers will return and will work with full motivation.
The Likud Central Committee unanimously approved the bill and stated that the party supports the West Bank settlements, and is in favor of
building and development of in all parts of the country.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said in an interview
Friday that there
has been no changes in the decision to freeze building in Judea and
Samaria until September.
Netanyahu stated his willingness to discuss the end of the government's
building freeze in Judea and Samaria with Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas.