Commenting on the construction of five illegal outposts in the West Bank on Sunday, Labor MK Ophir Pines said, "The settlers' staying in the illegal outposts that were set up today is proof of the government's weakness and defeat in the West Bank."
According to Pines, "The government must take a firm hand against the perpetrators and evacuate them immediately. In the meantime, the government of Israel is only blinking and is unable to evacuate even one house in a single outpost. This is a government that only barks, but cannot bite." (Amnon Meranda)