Trump okays Israeli alternative outpost for Amona evacuees

Amona outpost

A US-Israel agreement gave a green light for the construction of an alternative settlement outpost to the evacuated Amona outpost, Israel’s Channel 2 reported Saturday evening.

According to the Channel 2 report, the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be able to build a new settlement outpost for Amona evacuees, but then restrain settlement construction elsewhere and focus on construction in the large settlement blocs according to the terms of an agreement being hammered out with Washington.

The report added that the Trump Administration will also give Israel a green light to find a solution for other outposts where there are questions regarding illegal land ownership.

The report comes following two weeks of high-level talks between Israeli and US officials looking for a formula that would govern illegal settlement construction on Palestinian land beyond the Green Line.

A week of talks in Washington ended last Thursday night with a joint statement saying that the discussions were “serious and constructive, and they are ongoing.”

(Source / 26.03.2017)

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