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Earlier in the day, Israel's security cabinet approved a new settlement that was promised by Netanyahu to former residents of Amona.
"Expanding settlements in the West Bank will not leave any land left for Palestinians to negotiate for and leave no basis for a viable two-state solution," says senior Fatah official.
The four West Bank settlements were dismantled during the 2005 Disengagement plan.
“We’ve said repeatedly such moves are not consistent with Israel’s stated desire to achieve a two-state solution,” US State Department Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner told reporters.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
While each statement was prompted by a reporter’s question, Thursday’s comments were prepared in advance.
"The way to peace is through negotiations, we are willing to have direct negotiations, they are not willing to. That is preventing peace not a few houses in Jerusalem and Ma'ale Adumim."
By HERB KEINON
According to MK Gafni, adding the West Bank would cost NIS 600m. out of the amount allotted for the benefits, leaving less for periphery towns.
By LAHAV HARKOV
"The minute you exploit land under military occupation by using it for residential purposes, you are sawing off the branch on which the entire settlement enterprise is perched."
By BEN CASPIT
It also contradicts the Basic Law: Human Dignity and Liberty, because it discriminates against Palestinians, whose land can be expropriated to make way for Jewish building.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
Settlements are apparently a very important strategic asset in Netanyahu’s eyes. So much so that strengthening the Jewish hold in Judea and Samaria is worthwhile and a cardinal Israeli interest.
Donald Trump is completely unpredictable, but what is clear is the responsibility of decisions that he will actually face when the weight of the world is on his shoulders.
By GERSHON BASKIN
As countries across the Middle East continue to crumble and Islamists move into every vacuum, the issue of where Israelis build in Judea and Samaria has become irrelevant.
By ODED RAVIVI
Building housing is not a form of punishment, nor is it a tactic for blocking the creation of a Palestinian state. It is an expression of Israel’s unique connection to this land and a reflection of Israeli society’s remarkable health and vitality.
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