Netanyahu to Build New West Bank Settlement to House EvacueesBy
Israeli leader announces move as police clear illegal outpost
First brand-new settlement in 25 years; Knesset to vote Feb. 6
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, center, chairs the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on Jan. 29.
Photographer: ABIR SULTAN/AFP via Getty Images
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would build Israel’s first new settlement in a quarter-century, after thousands of security officers forcibly removed residents from an unauthorized West Bank outpost.
Netanyahu’s announcement came after Israel’s Supreme Court late Wednesday struck down a plan agreed by settler leaders to move some families from the evacuated Amona site to a nearby settlement, and others to an adjacent plot of land. The court said that site was privately owned by Palestinians and invalidated the pact…
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