After approving settlement homes, Israel okays 1,300 new Palestinian homes in West Bank

A week after advancing some 3,000 new settlement homes, Israel’s Civil Administration authorizes 1,303 Palestinian housing units in the West Bank, an Israeli security official says.

The authorized units lie in small Palestinian towns near the West Bank cities of Jenin and Bethlehem.

Israel rarely issues permits for Palestinian construction in the West Bank. Between 2016 and 2018, around 99% of Palestinian requests for permits were rejected by Israeli authorities, according to Defense Ministry figures.

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