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Israel approve construction of 2070 new settlement units in occupied West Bank

ISRAEL (OBSERVATORY) – The Israeli authorities approved on Wednesday the establishment of 2070 housing units on the occupied Palestinian territories in the West Bank.

The Israeli newspaper also reported that the Supreme Planning Council of the Israeli Civil Administration is to approve the construction of 92 additional housing units in the settlement of Kfar Adumim.

In this regard, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said last week that he intends to request approval for the construction of 2500 new settlement units in the West Bank.

According to the Haaretz report, the new settlement plan covers an area of ​​145 dunums and is part of a larger plan to build 322 housing units on an area of ​​660 dunums, which was approved in February 2017.

The High Planning Committee of the Israeli Supreme Planning Council is scheduled to discuss about 31 plans to add housing units to the settlements on the occupied West Bank, meaning that each plan is allotted about 5 minutes.