Clash in Cabinet Ya'alon Proposes New Settlement in Memory of Murdered Teens

Defense minister's proposal part of larger plan to expand settlement construction; Livni threatens to vote against, says it would turn national tragedy into political issue.

Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proposed Monday night that Israel's response to the murder of the three teenagers in the West Bank include a wave of settlement construction and the establishment of a new settlement in memory of Eyal Yifrah, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Fraenkel, a senior Israeli official told Haaretz.