it's very misleading. "... not simply a punishment to Palestinians" is NOT what netanyahu said according to your article. "This is our right and obligation - not as punishment to the Palestinians but as our basic right." the word "simply" radically alters the meaning. you really should be more careful.
U.S. Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson announces support for Iran nuclear deal (Haaretz)
from the article: Netanyahu: It is Israel's right and obligation to build in Jerusalem