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July 24, 2013 12:06 am

Bennett Pledges Settlement Construction Will Continue

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Times of Israel – Economy and Trade Minister Naftali Bennett promised on Tuesday to continue settlement construction despite Palestinian demands that Israel freeze building in the West Bank ahead of the imminent renewal of bilateral negotiations.

“We will continue building, and you will see this soon,” said Bennett, who heads the religious-nationalist Jewish Home party, at an event in the Shiloh settlement in the northern West Bank. “I am sending the message from here to all the parties in the negotiations: The land of Israel belongs to the nation of Israel.”

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