Can anybody explain to me what is the unified policy behind this? Is there not enough space in Israel proper to built? Why can't you built there,? is it so hard to constrain yourself, especially when you know it is temporarily? How can you possibly be serious in a peace proces if you are damaging it at the same time? That the land is private property is no excuse, since the state has the sole power to grant permits. By granting these permits, it is becoming guilty to the ruining of its own peace proces. And then: if you want to build, discuss it with your partner. Of course, part of the deal with the PA should be that the settlements remain, either in Israel or in Palestine, but it is obvious and rightful that the PA will ask something in return. So the more you build, the more they want in return. With this two-hearted policy, the government is undermining its position and becomes an unreliable partner. This is also a threat to our security.
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