Settlers are slated to launch a large-scale campaign against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday under the banner “Build, Bibi, build!,” Ynet learned.
Following the end of the settlement construction freeze, settler leaders hoped building in Judea and Samaria will be fully resumed, at least in the major settlement blocks – those meant to remain under Israeli sovereignty as part of a future peace deal – but Netanyahu has not approved a single tender since his election and some describe him as “worse than Barak and Olmert.”
During a Likud faction meeting last Monday, the prime minister explained why he is loath to approve construction in the West Bank. He said the international community was pressuring him and that he was trying to maintain the existing communities.
What motivated the settlers to launch the new campaign were concerns over a “bold political move” sparked by reports of a new peace plan the prime minister is slated to unveil in the near future.