Israel approves more than 1,000 West Bank settler units

Israeli security forces at the Adam settlement in the occupied West Bank on July 26, 2018. (AFP)

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

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:53 - GMT 06:53