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Sunday, September 06, 2009

Cabinet approves Judea and Samaria building permits

At its weekly meeting on Sunday, Israel's cabinet approved Prime Minister Netanyahu's plan to issue hundreds of building permits for Judea and Samaria before approving a 'settlement freeze.' The permits will be in place so that Israel can resume building when the freeze expires.
"The prime minister will decide in the coming days on the building of hundreds of additional housing unitsin order to solve existing problems in various settlements," Transport Minister Yisrael Katz told Israel Radio.

Katz held fast to the plan two days after an aide to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu disclosed the Israeli leader's intention to authorize the new projects before considering a moratorium on new building permits.

Some 2,500 housing units are currently being built in West Bank settlements and Israeli officials said their construction would continue.
It's high time that Israel decided it isn't going to be pushed around anymore.


At 9:02 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

The only question left is whether there is a time limit on the "freeze." As every one in Israel in Israel knows, there is not a chance the PA will ever resume talks with Israel. Not after today's government decision.

What could go wrong indeed


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