Netanyahu preparing package of good-will 'gestures' for PA

Prime Minister revealed to cabinet that President Trump pushing Israel to make good-will gestures to Palestinian Authority.

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Binyamin Netanyahu
Binyamin Netanyahu
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is preparing a package of good-will gestures for the Palestinian Authority, the left-leaning daily Haaretz reported Sunday.

According to the report, the Prime Minister informed members of the Security Cabinet last Thursday that the Trump administration had requested Israel reach out to the Palestinian Authority with a benefits package, and that the Israeli government would comply with the request.

Earlier on Sunday, Education Minister Naftali Bennett discussed the cabinet’s agreement to restrain Jewish construction in Judea and Samaria.

“Last Thursday evening the cabinet accepted the policies presented by the Prime Minister, balanced policies including continued construction in Judea and Samaria with no demographic limitations, but with certain [other] limitations.” said Bennett.

Bennett was referring to the prime minister's announcement that President Trump asked to buld within town limits in Judea and Samaria, unless there is no other choice, and to refrain from building outposts.

“On the face of it, this looks like an acceptable arrangement,” the Education Minister continued.

“The real test will be in its implementation. I told the Prime Minister that [the arrangement] sounds perfectly fine, but we’ll check it when it’s implemented.”