Smotrich’s reported push to legalize West Bank outposts ‘dangerous and reckless’ — US State Department

The US State Department has called “dangerous and reckless” the reports that Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich is pushing to legalize dozens of illegal outposts in the West Bank.

The statement comes after Channel 12 News reported on the weekend that Smotrich, who also serves as a minister in the Defense Ministry, is pushing to begin the process of legalizing 68 illegal outposts in the West Bank.

Speaking at a daily press briefing, US State Department deputy spokesperson Vedant Patel also says Washington is continuing to press Israel for more information on Hamas claims of mass graves in Gaza.

Israel has rejected the claims as “baseless.”

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