Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who heads the Yisrael Beitenu faction, said Tuesday that reports he has threatened to bolt the coalition if outposts are razed are "mere commentary." He did not deny the reports, however.
He added that it "would not be wise" to place his party before "a dilemma it will have a hard time withstanding" by tearing down communities in Judea and Samaria.
The "illegal" outposts were built by the state, by permission of the state and in the service of the state, he said. A solution can be found if both sides approach the problem in good faith, he added.