Bennett slammed after calling for 'natural' West Bank settler growth

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Bennett slammed after calling for 'natural' West Bank settler growth
Right-wing politicians slammed Prime Minister Naftali Bennett after he spoke of maintaining only 'natural' West Bank settlement growth in an interview he gave to the New York Times.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
AUGUST 25, 2021

Right-wing politicians slammed Prime Minister Naftali Bennett after he spoke of maintaining only “natural” West Bank settlement growth in an interview he gave to The New York Times that was published on Wednesday. “It is totally unacceptable to speak of constraining building “according to natural growth,” Samaria Regional Council head Yossi Dagan said in response to the interview. Bennett told the Times that “Israel will continue the standard policy of natural growth.” He spoke in advance of his meeting Thursday in Washington with US President Joe Biden. But Bennett’s words, intended to reassure the pro-settlement public that a freeze was not in the offing, did exactly the opposite, due to the understanding that natural growth has typically meant building to accommodate new births, but does not allow for a settler population influx from other parts of the country or abroad. A source clarified that indeed there would not be a freeze.

more............. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/b...g-for-natural-west-bank-settler-growth-677723
 
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