Israeli NGO Peace Now has issued a new statement warning that Israel’s trend toward reducing the size of settlement constructions has been “completely reversed,” and that the Israeli government plans more than three times as many housing units as this time in 2015. In the first quarter of 2015, Israel approved 194 housing units. In 2016, that number is 674. Over the course of 2015, planning for 1,665 homes moved forward, which was only a fraction of the 8,606 from 2014.
You may know that such settlements in the Occupied West Bank is illegal according to international law.
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