Friday, September 04, 2009

‘Netanyahu to okay new West Bank homes before declaring freeze’

Haaretz/Israel, Sep 4, 2009

By Barak Ravid and Avi Issacharoff, Haaretz Correspondents

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will soon approve the construction of hundreds of new housing units in West Bank settlements before he declares a moratorium on building in those locales, according to a senior government source.

The source from the prime minister’s bureau said last night that Netanyahu informed U.S. officials of his decision to authorize the construction a few weeks ago.

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