Take it for what it’s worth, but Arutz Sheva says that Yediot Aharonot is reporting that 120 ‘outposts’ will become ‘legal’ following the withdrawal from Gaza, assuming it happens.
BBC reports the Israeli government is denying Yediot Aharonot’s report that over 6,000 new homes are to be built in the West Bank in addition to ‘legitimizing’ the 120 ‘outposts’. BBC Also notes that
“Under the roadmap, Israel is obliged to dismantle all outposts erected since March, 2001, when Ariel Sharon took office.”
Yossi Beilin says disengagement is a scheme to surrender Gaza in order to strengthen Israel’s hold on the West Bank.
Inexplicably, Turkish Weekly reports that instead of 6,000 new homes to be built, it’s 6,000 new settlements, and that instead of 120 ‘outposts’ being legitimized, it will be ‘120 police stations’. Time to get a new translator, perhaps?