Attackers of Israel will 'pay with his life': PM Netanyahu

Reuters Israel Dec 14, 2018, 11.50 AM(IST)

File photo: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Photograph:( AFP )

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Netanyahu also said he would try to advance plans for 82 new housing units in the Jewish settlement of Ofra and two West Bank industrial zones.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed on Thursday (December 13) that anyone who attacks the Israeli people will "pay with his life", following recent attacks in the West Bank.

Speaking at the defence ministry, Netanyahu added that Israel will retroactively recognise thousands of settler homes built without government sanction in the occupied West Bank.

The move will likely appease pro-settler members of Netanyahu's right-wing coalition while angering Palestinians.

Netanyahu also said he would try to advance plans for 82 new housing units in the Jewish settlement of Ofra and two West Bank industrial zones.