A day after a jewish famiy was murdered by a Palestinian, the Israeli government has given the go-ahead for more settlements on the occupied West Bank.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened a special meeting to approve the move, after declaring that the killings will not affect plans to build more homes for Jews on the West Bank.
The security forces are still searching for the killer,who stabbed the family to death after breaking into their house in the settlement of Itamar, near the Palestinian city of Nablus.
The victims included two children aged 11 and 4, as well as a 3 month old baby.
No group claimed responsibility for the attack but Hamas Islamists said they offered full support to actions taken against settlers.