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(IsraelNN.com) Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Monday that the orders to freeze construction in Judea and Samaria “are under the government’s sponsorship, they need to be enforced and they will be enforced.” He said the enforcement would be carried out “in a way that is attentive to the nuances of the reality on the ground, but they will be enforced and we will make sure that the State will enforce its mastery over its citizens.”

Barak used the Hebrew word “marut,” which can be translated as “authority” but has overtones of forcefulness and control, and also means “mastery” or “overlordship.” He chose the word over the much more common “samchut,” which means “authority.”

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