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Planning c’tee okays plans for some 3,000 new West Bank settlement homes

Construction work for new housing in the West Bank settlement of Modi'in Illit, on January 11, 2021. (Flash90)
Construction work for new housing in the West Bank settlement of Modi'in Illit, on January 11, 2021. (Flash90)

The Defense Ministry’s higher planning council, which authorizes West Bank construction, approves plans for some 3,000 new settler homes.

The approval of the new housing units comes amid protests against the construction plans by the Biden administration, EU and others.

The anti-settlement group Peace Now denounces the government over the approvals.

“A government that violates the commitment to the status quo and advances damaging construction in settlements is not a change government but a full-on right-wing government. The supporters of a two-state solution in the government have fallen asleep on duty,” Peace Now says.

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