Israel can’t expect America to agree explicitly to Israel’s continued building in settlements, Ariel Sharon said. The Israeli prime minister made his comments at Sunday’s Cabinet meeting. But he stressed that the major West Bank settlement areas “will remain in Israel’s hands and will fall within the fence, and we made this position clear to the Americans. This is our position, even if they express reservations,” according to a report in Monday’s Ha’aretz.
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