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Netanyahu: Construction Freeze Designed To Strengthen Settlements

During a meeting with his cabinet members, PM Netanyahu said that 'the unity in Likud is important'. Regarding the construction freeze in Judea and Samaria, he said: 'This is a one-time measure for a limited period of time, which protects Israel's interests'. It is difficult to assume that the Likud members were comforted by Netanyahu's words

Reuven Stein 06/12/2009 20:44
During a discussion with members of his Likud party, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu attempted to calm his faction members after the much disputed decision to temporarily freeze construction in Judea and Samaria. Netanyahu said that the faction is leading the country during a difficult period.

The Prime Minister said: 'This is a difficult step for me and for all Likud ministers, however it must be understood that it is a one-time measure for a limited period of time which protects Israel's best interest. There will be unavoidable repercussions to the cabinet's decision, many of which have an ultimate solution. Precisely because of this, we appointed a special committee comprised by Ministers Begin and Barak, as well as the Knesset Secretary, who are responsible to find creative ways to ease the lives of the settlers during this period'.

MK Ofir Akunis submitted a letter to the Prime Minister in which he suggests several ways to ease life for the settlers in Judea and Samaria during the freeze. Among other things, he suggested to speed up the construction of public buildings, grant special benefits to Gush Katif evacuees and to grant building permits for housing units that are to begin construction immediately after the freeze ends.

"We must do everything in our power for the settlers' lives to carry on as usual, just like in every other place in the country. It is important to maintain unity within the Likud and to support the Prime Minister…previous experiences have shown that when right-wing ministers bring down the government, the result is the Oslo Accords or Camp David – which means returning to the borders of '67 and abandoning the settlements", said Akunis.

The Prime Minster concluded the meeting by saying that 'we are living in a very difficult reality, however our goal is to preserve – not to relinquish. My impression today after discussing the matter with the Likud ministers is that our internal unity is strong'.

Netanyahu continued: 'People hurt, they have a stance which they do not want to give up on. There can be differences of opinion; however we all believe that unity within the faction must be preserved. The Likud will continue to lead. The settlers are the heart of the Jewish Nation. It is important for the world to know who are the seekers of peace and who are against it. The future of Judea and Samaria will be determined only through negotiations'.

The Prime Minister stressed time and again that the construction freeze is time-limited, and upon the conclusion of these ten months, construction will resume.