Freeze ends: Netanyahu calls settlers to "show restraint"
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday called on settlers to "show restraint" just hours before the end of a 10-month freeze on construction in the West Bank, his office said. "Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calls on the residents of Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) and all political players to display restraint and responsibility today and further along the way, exactly as they displayed restraint and responsibility during the 10 months when construction was suspended."
According to AFP, Jewish settlers are poised to begin building at a number of sites across the West Bank to mark the end of the temporary moratorium.
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