The Israeli government plans to debate the issue of illegal settlements. Prime Minister Ariel Sharon told ministers Sunday that a Cabinet debate and vote on the matter would be held soon, Israel Radio reported. His remarks followed a heated exchange between National Religious Party minister Effi Eitam and Defense Minister Benjamin Ben-Eliezer, who has pledged to take down dozens of the illegal enclaves.
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