Building in these areas would undermine the viability of a future Palestinian state, the EU and Ireland, Germany, France and Italy say.
The road will relieve traffic congestion east of Jerusalem and provide a new security checkpoint on the way to the city.
Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee spoke in favor of the settlements from behind a podium with a red and white sign which read, “Build Israel Great Again.”
The High Court has currently frozen the law, which is perhaps another indicator for a decreased likelihood in the law’s survival.
“We must be strong in the face of terrorism that afflicts the entire world.”
Israel should not set its settlement policy based on a terrorist attack and the tragic outcome. It should decide what it wants based on what is in the country’s best interest.
Rabbi Raziel Shevach was murdered in a terror attack on Tuesday near the West Bank outpost of Havat Gilad.
Several right-wing lawmakers echoed Liberman’s comments.
Right-wing politicians immediately welcomed the plan, which is expected to be approved by Interior Minister Arye Deri.
Police and IDF spokespeople said that there were no arrests during the evacuation, which was carried out as planned with little violence.