In Response to Trump Request, Israel to Restrict Settlements' "Footprint"

(Jerusalem Post) Herb Keinon - Israel will restrict its building in the West Bank to the built-up areas of existing settlements to limit as much as possible Israel's settlement "footprint," following a policy that was employed during President George W. Bush's tenure, the security cabinet decided Thursday. Israel also committed not to permit the establishment of new outposts. Sources said the decision was taken out of consideration of the position of U.S. President Trump, and that Israel will curb building to enable efforts to advance a diplomatic process with the Palestinians. The new guidelines are aimed to remove settlement construction as a bone of contention with Washington.

2017-03-31 00:00:00

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