Lapid: Israel doesn't need permission from the US to build in settlements

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Lapid: Israel doesn't need permission from the US to build in settlements
The Biden administration had asked Israel not to advance the plans, given its stiff opposition to any Israeli settlement construction.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF, LAHAV HARKOV
Published: MAY 9, 2022

Israel doesn't need permission from the United States to build in West Bank settlements, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid told reporters in the Knesset. "Israel is a sovereign state and does not ask for permission to operate in its territory," Lapid said. He spoke amid the latest diplomatic row between Israel and the United States over the Higher Planning Council for Judea and Samaria's meeting on Thursday to advance and approve plans for 3,988 settler homes. The Biden administration had asked Israel not to advance the plans, given its stiff opposition to any Israeli settlement construction. "We always update the Americans" when it comes to settlement construction. He clarified that this was not the same thing needing their approval.

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