Cabinet dispute over settlements construction as response to boys' murder

The cabinet discussed Monday the issue of construction in the settlements as retaliation for the murder of three Israeli teenagers by Hamas operatives.


Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon suggested building in the main blocs, Home Front Defense Minister Gilad Erdan suggested expanding construction beyond the blocs and Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett demanded both settlements construction and a military action.


Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and Finance Minister Yair Lapid objected to the idea of construction in the main blocs. Livni said that building in the blocs out of revenge will hurt its legitimacy. (Attila Somfalvi)