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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