Published on Dec 25, 2016
Gilad Erdan described the U-N resolution as hypocritical, saying the time has come for Israel to annex Palestinian territories unilaterally. His comments came as Israeli media reported that Netanyahu is set to announce new settlement construction during his weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday. Sources told the media that a controversial bill to legalize some 4-thousand settler units on private Palestinian land has also been put back on the table following Washington’s refusal to veto the U-N resolution. Sources signaled that a final decision on the so-called Regulation Bill could be brought to a plenary vote in the coming weeks. The bill sparked angry reactions from the Palestinians, rights groups as well as several Israeli lawmakers.