The question can be asked how big of the price is to pay in temporary suspension of construction realistically threatening Israel only in delays of such constructions and sort of political crisis within vs. excellent PR move. Now, this is not the first time Israel will be showcasing the root of the problem. One can argue that Gaza disengagement led to the realistic physical dangers to the Israeli south and in turn led to direct confrontation with Hamas. So one can ask how many times and for how many years can Israel showcase the root of the problem, only to be denied or dismissed in that regard. I guess for as long as the Pals encouraged by the Arab machine `play this game` in the ever evolving anti-Israeli forces around the world.
Palestinian Red Crescent: 568 Palestinians wounded in W. Bank and E. Jerusalem on Saturday (Haaretz)
from the article: Netanyahu declares 10-month settlement freeze 'to restart peace talks'