Settlers reject Netanyahu-Trump settlement ‘team’

The Yesha Council umbrella organization of Jewish settlements rejects Netanyahu’s announcement that he and US President Trump will establish a joint team to discuss the settlements.

In a statement, the settlers say the establishment of such a team was “unacceptable.”

“After an eight-year freeze on planning and construction in Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley, we must resume expedited, ongoing construction in the settlements without the intervention of any outside elements.”

The statement came after Netanyahu discussed his meeting last week with Trump at the weekly cabinet meeting.

“We also agreed to create a team in an area that we have not previously agreed on: I mean, of course, on settlement in Judea and Samaria,” he said.

— AFP contributed

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