Israel called in European ambassadors in a tit-for-tat move on Friday after four EU states lodged formal protests against the rightwing government’s drive to expand settlements in the occupied West Bank. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the…
The original posting contained a typo, 18,000 for 1800. IC regrets the error. However, given the hundreds of thousands of Israeli squatters on the Palestinian West Bank, and the determination of the Likud government to increase their numbers dramatically, likely 18,000 will be a vast understatement.