Israel approves more than 1,000 West Bank settler units

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Israeli authorities on Wednesday approved plans for more than 1,000 settlement homes in the occupied West Bank, the Peace Now NGO said, the latest in a raft of approvals since US President Donald Trump took office.

The plans approved by a defense ministry committee are at various stages in the process.

They include 370 housing units in the Adam settlement

In late July, one day after three Israelis were stabbed by a Palestinian, one fatally, in the Adam settlement, Israel announced that it will build hundreds of new homes in the settlement.

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said back then: “The best answer to terrorism is the expansion of settlements,” Lieberman wrote on Twitter, announcing 400 new housing units in the Adam settlement north of Jerusalem. Full story

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