Israel PM vows to continue settlement expansion

Israel PM vows to continue settlement expansion

JERUSALEM- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to continue "developing" settlements following reports of US pressure ahead of a fresh round of Palestinian prisoner releases due later this month.

"We will not stop, even for a moment, building our country and becoming stronger, and developing... the settlement enterprise," he said in remarks on Wednesday to his rightwing Likud faction, which were broadcast on army radio on Thursday.

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