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Netanyahu: I will fire any minister who votes to legalize Ulpana homes

PM's office updates ministers that government position is to oppose a bill that would legalize settlement construction on privately-owned Palestinian land.


by Barak Ravid, Haaretz

June 5, 2012 | 3:31 pm

Jewish settlers hold Israeli flags as they march near the Ulpana neighbourhood of the Beit El on June 4. Photo by REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Jewish settlers hold Israeli flags as they march near the Ulpana neighbourhood of the Beit El on June 4. Photo by REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a sharp warning to government ministers on Tuesday, threatening that anyone who votes for a bill to legalize homes on the settlement of Ulpana Hill, which was built on privately-owned Palestinian land, will be fired.

The Prime Minister’s Office has begun updating ministers on Tuesday that Netanyahu decided that the government position is to oppose a bill that would authorize settlement construction on privately-owned Palestinian land.

Officials in Netanyahu’s office said that the significance of the message was that ministers and deputy ministers could not vote for the bill.

Read more at Haaretz.com.

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