PM: Israel to authorize return of evicted Hevron residents
By Nitsan Keidar
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu clarified at the cabinet meeting on Sunday that Israel will permit the 200 Jews evicted from two houses in Hevron on Friday to return once they receive the proper permits.
“The government supports the settlements, especially in days like these, when they are under terror attacks,” the Prime Minister said, adding that “at the same time, we are a lawful country and must respect the rule of the law.”
“The moment that the purchase process is authorized, we will allow the population of the two houses in Hebron,” Netanyahu stressed.
“We will begin the examination today and we will do it quickly. If it doesn’t come to an end within a week, I will make sure that a status report will be submitted to the cabinet,” noted Netanyahu.
The Prime Minister also addressed relations between Israel and the United States, thanking US President Barack Obama “for deciding to attend an event marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day at the Israeli Embassy.”
“This sort of thing hasn’t happened in many years, and it is more proof that the relations between Israel and the
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