New Israel minister pledges more settlements

The remarks came two days ahead of a visit by U.S. President Barack Obama who has urged Israel to halt settlement on occupied.

New Israel minister pledges more settlements

World Bulletin / News Desk

Israel's new housing minister said on Sunday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's incoming cabinet would keep expanding illegal Jewish settlements on the occupied Palestinian lands to the same extent as his previous government.

The remarks came two days ahead of a visit by U.S. President Barack Obama who has urged Israel to halt settlement on occupied.

Housing Minister Uri Ariel, a Jewish settler and member of the pro-settler Jewish Home party, said in a television interview that in occupied territory "building will continue in accordance with what the government's policy has been thus far."

Last Mod: 18 Mart 2013, 09:40
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