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  12/1/2013, Kislev 28, 5774

Abbas: Cancel the Tenders in Judea and Samaria or Else


Negotiations between Israel and the PA have reached the boiling point, as PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas heatedly conveyed to the US administration, should Israel not meet his demand that Israel put a halt to the land tenders in Judea and Samaria, according to a report by Channel 2 today (Sunday).

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had ordered Housing Minister Uri Ariel to cancel immediately the tenders for plans to build approximately 20,000 housing units beyond the Green Line, but the PA is still not satisfied. Abbas fumed that as of last Thursday the Housing Minister's plans still maintained an active status despite the official announcement of its cancellation.

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