Octet meets to discuss response to Palestinian UN bid

The octet, a senior forum of eight ministers, convened a meeting Tuesday morning to discuss how Israel will respond to the Palestinians' upcoming unilateral bid to obtain statehood recognition at the UN, Army Radio reported.
According to the report, in addition to the implementation of punitive measures including freezing the distribution of funds to the PA and revoking the special privileges of senior Palestinian leaders, the quorum also considered the adoption of the Levy Report in response to the PA's bid.
The controversial government-commissioned Levy Report found that the establishment of Israeli communities in the West Bank is consistent with international law.