Settler Council: Bibi's West Bank Pullout Plan Causing Panic

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Published April 12, 2011.

The Yesha Council of Settlers reacted angrily Tuesday to a Haaretz report detailing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan for a West Bank withdrawal as part of a diplomatic initiative to counter an impending unilateral Palestinian declaration of statehood.

Netanyahu is weighing a withdrawal of Israel Defense Forces troops from the West Bank and a series of other measures to block the “diplomatic tsunami” that may follow international recognition of a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders at the United Nations General Assembly in September.

“Instead of behaving with a cool head and reason, Israel is radiating panic,” Yesha said in a statement.

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