01.02.2012 08.Schwat. 5772
Comments by top State Department official come after Netanyahu cabinet announces plan to encourage immigration into 557 'national priority' settlements, which reportedly include 70 in the West Bank.
The United States criticized a recently declared Israeli plan to subsidize construction in several West Bank settlements on Tuesday, with a top U.S. official calling the move "unconstructive."
On Sunday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government authorized subsidizing construction in 557 rural settlements, including, according to a report by the Associated Press, 70 in the West Bank….