Barak: Ofra and Beit El settlements would remain in Israel in final-status deal
Decision marks change in Defense Minister's position from 2000 Camp David talks, when he offered the Palestinians most of the West Bank and parts of East Jerusalem.
Defense Minister Ehud Barak said yesterday the West Bank settlements of Ofra and Beit El would be annexed to Israel under a final-status agreement, a remark that raised the ire of the Palestinians.
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