Netanyahu won’t “freeze” settlement life


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel would "not freeze life in Judea and Samaria."

Netanyahu told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Monday that while Israel would not build new settlements and would dismantle illegal West Bank outposts, that it would not put a halt to natural growth construction within the municipal boundaries of legal settlements.

The statements come amid demands by U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton that Israel completely halt settlement construction.

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