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Government said to approve building in Palestinian and Jewish areas of West Bank

Illustrative: Construction site for a new skyscraper in Jerusalem on April 26, 2021. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)
Illustrative: Construction site for a new skyscraper in Jerusalem on April 26, 2021. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

The government is slated to approve new building in Palestinian areas of the West Bank as well as Jewish settlements, according to Hebrew media reports.

Ynet reports that Defense Minister Benny Gantz has approved the construction of 1,000 Palestinian homes in the Israeli-controlled Area C for the first time in several years.

And according to the Kan public broadcaster, new home construction in West Bank settlements is slated to be approved for the first time since both Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and US President Joe Biden took office.

Army Radio reports that the Civil Administration’s High Planning Subcommittee is expected to meet on Wednesday and approve 2,200 new homes in total.

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