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Israel announces it will advance approval for over 1,300 settlement homes

Construction work is seen in the West Bank settlement of Yakir, on June 11, 2020. (Sraya Diamant/Flash90)
Construction work is seen in the West Bank settlement of Yakir, on June 11, 2020. (Sraya Diamant/Flash90)

Construction Minister Ze’ev Elkin announces the advancement of the construction of more than 1,300 homes in West Bank settlements, the first declaration of its kind since US President Joe Biden took office in January.

The development comes after Hebrew media reported last week that over 3,000 settlement homes will be advanced this week alongside some 1,300 Palestinian homes in the West Bank’s Area C.

MK Mossi Raz of the left-wing coalition party Meretz criticizes the declaration, saying that “building in settlements outside of Israel harms Israel.”

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