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Meretz decries ‘unilateral steps’ on Palestinians, says they undermine the gov’t

The management of the left-wing Meretz coalition party publishes a statement voicing “concern about a series of unilateral steps taken by government ministers regarding policies toward the Palestinians in the territories and settlement expansion.”

The statement says that “these steps endanger the future of the State of Israel and its diplomatic horizon, and they undermine the basis on which the change government was established.”

The right-center-left government formed in June was nicknamed the “change government” since it ousted Benjamin Netanyahu from power and pledged to change the political discourse and only advance moves agreed upon by all coalition parties.

The statement refers to Friday’s blacklisting of prominent Palestinian rights groups as terror organizations, as well as today’s announcement of 1,300 new homes in West Bank settlements.

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