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  12/4/2012, Kislev 20, 5773

Landau: We did Not Build during the Freeze

Energy and Water Minister Uzi Landau denied, Tuesday, Palestinian Authority (PA) claims that Israel built hundreds of homes in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria (Shomron) during the freeze imposed by the government of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu shortly after he took office, in a vain attempt to renew negotiations with the PA. Senior PA negotiator Saeb Erekat told Israel Defense Forces Radio that the freeze was a big international fraud.

Dr. Landau told the station, "Not one house was built. Some of the residents there incurred heavy losses."