Israel won't build settlements that'll prevent two-states - Lapid

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Israel won't build settlements that'll prevent two-states - Lapid
FM Yair Lapid says Israel won't build anything that will prevent a future two-state solution, but homes will be built in existing settlements.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Published: FEBRUARY 10, 2022

Israel won’t engage in settlement activity that would harm the two-state solution, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said as the state has advanced plans to authorize a yeshiva on the West Bank Evyatar hilltop over 26 km. beyond the pre-1967 lines. “This government has made a policy of do no harm,” Lapid said in a response to a question about settlements posed to him during a joint press conference in Jerusalem on Thursday with his German counterpart Annalena Baerbock.

When it comes to the settlements, Lapid said, homes “will be built according to natural growth in the existing settlements.” He added that “we are not going to build anything that will prevent the possibility of a future two-state solution.” He spoke as Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s government is under pressure from the Right and the settlement movement to uphold the Evyatar deal arranged on its behalf by the cabinet secretary and Defense Minister Benny Gantz (Blue and White).

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