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Israeli Minister says settlement construction will resume at a rapid pace

Israel’s Minister of Housing Uri Ariel has said that settlement construction in the occupied West Bank will continue at a rapid pace. The minister, who is himself a settler, was participating in laying the foundation of an educational complex in the Itamar settlement near Nablus, in the northern West Bank, which will be named after the Vogel family who were murdered in the settlement three years ago.


The minister remarked that: “the majority of ministers in Netanyahu’s cabinet support constructing the educational complex to teach the Torah. We will build many houses in the West Bank and Jerusalem, and we will say to ourselves, and then to the world, that the people of Israel are alive.”

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