Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu states there will be no settlement building freeze after Israeli officials agreed to hold off on such announcements at a summit today in Aqaba, Jordan.
“Contrary to the tweets, the construction and regulation in Judea and Samaria will continue according to the original schedule, with no changes,” tweets Netanyahu. “There is and there will be no freeze.”
A joint statement from the participants following the meeting between Israeli, Palestinian, Jordanian, Egyptian and US officials in Jordan this afternoon states that the agreement “includes an Israeli commitment to stop discussion of any new settlement units for four months and to stop authorization of any outposts for six months.”
The Israeli statement following the summit said that no settlement announcements were “expected in the coming months.”