A number of Likud members of Knesset came out against Defense Minister Ehud Barak for the IDF's plan to enforce the West Bank settlement building freeze. "Barak has identified the settlers as an enemy and, therefore, has justified using all means against them at any cost," said MK Danny Danon.
"The defense minister's uncurbed zeal for the building freeze in Judea and Samaria has completely confused him regarding who the real enemies of the State of Israel are," said Tzipi Hotovely. She called for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to intervene. (Amnon Meranda and Efrat Weiss)