Israel's former Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman gives a statement to the media at his Jerusalem office December 2, 2014. REUTERS/ Ronen Zvulun
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Israel's hardline defense minister Avigdor Lieberman has a new "carrot and stick" policy for the West Bank that will penalize the hometowns of Palestinian attackers while rewarding others, his ministry said Thursday.Israel has occupied the West Bank, which is home to more than two million Palestinians, since 1967 .More than 400,000 Israelis live in West Bank settlements which the international community considers illegal and sees as one of the largest obstacles to peace.According to Israeli media reports, Lieberman, whose ministry leads Israeli policy in the West Bank, has divided the region in two -- with Palestinian hometowns of attackers marked green and others in red or yellow.
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