MK Dov Khenin (Hadash) has chimed in with criticism of the government's decision to release tenders for the construction of 198 new housing units in the Efrat and Kiryat Arba settlements, accusing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of "not giving a damn about the world."
"Netanyahu doesn't stop on red," he said. "He is determined to show that he doesn't give a damn about the world and goes as far as to ignore criticism from friends of the Israeli government. This policy is dangerous and destructive… Instead of building in the settlements, the time has come to build inside Israel." (Hassan Shaalan)