Netanyahu said to be 'reconsidering' vow to build new settlement for Amona evacuees

The United States and Israel will be discussing the possibility of building a new settlement for the evacuated residents of the Amona illegal outpost, an Israeli official has confirmed.
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is "reconsidering" his plan to build a new settlement for the evacuees of Amona following his meeting with US President Donald Trump, an Israeli official confirmed on Thursday.

The head of the Shomron Regional Council, Yossi Dagan, said it would be "unthinkable" for Netanyahu to break his promise to the settlers of the illegal outpost. "I expect the prime minister to find the way to keep his word and not harm the human rights of his citizens because of political pressure."

The issue will be discussed in talks between the US and Israel by a special committee led by the Israeli Ambassador to the US, Ron Dermer.

Netanyahu's government has announced the construction of over 5,500 new housing units in the West Bank since Trump entered the White House.

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