Israel says it will legalise 9 West Bank settlements

ISRAEL’S security cabinet announced yesterday that it would legalise nine settlements in the occupied West Bank following a series of attacks in east Jerusalem, including one that killed three Israelis.

“In response to the murderous terrorist attacks in Jerusalem, the security cabinet decided unanimously to authorise nine communities in Judea and Samaria,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said in a statement that included the name Israel uses for the West Bank, Palestinian territory occupied by Israel since 1967.