Israel to defy Donald Trump’s request to ‘Hold Back’ on settlements with 2,100 new units

Israel is set to approve more than two thousand settlement units in the West Bank, just days after President Donald Trump visited the country in a bid to pave the way for peace negotiations with the Palestinians.

The Israel Defense Forces’ Civil Administration —which implements Israeli policy in the West Bank — is to meet and approve permits for 2,100 new housing units in the West Bank.  1,500 of the units would be built inside existing settlement blocs, with a further 600 outside. Much of the construction is expected to take place at the existing settlements of Maale Adumim, east of Jerusalem, and Ariel.
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