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The decrease comes as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is currying favor with his right-wing to show that he is strong on settlement construction.
“Yesterday I promised that we would establish a new settlement point in Binyamin in response to the serious attacks. Today we do it.”
The including of the three communities on the list “is a clear statement by the government that it will continue to develop and strengthen the settlements [in Judea and Samaria],” Gallant said.
Liberman, who opposes the new law, said “it causes tremendous damage” to the settlement movement because the legislation can also be applied to illegal Palestinian homes.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Israel claims the move is a necessary security measure given regular clashes in nearby Palestinian refugee camp.
By THE MEDIA LINE/DIMA ABUMARIA
The West Bank hilltop community of Netiv Ha'avot is slated to be demolished by March.
UN envoy Nickolay Mladenov warned that Israel was not abiding by UN resolutions as Netanyahu boasts of the construction of a new settlement for Amona evacuees.
“There has not been, nor will there will be, a better government for settlements than ours,” Netanyahu said.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF,GIL HOFFMAN
Liberman: No government has done more for the settlement enterprise.
Some 12 construction workers died since the beginning of 2017.
By UDI SHAHAM
Israel's Right wing puts the pressure on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to forge ahead with settlement construction.
The Prime Minister’s Office had promised the families in December that work would begin on the settlement by last March.
A day after Trump left the Jewish state, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman confidently stated that Israel doesn't need White House approval if it wants to continue building.
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