Israel will have approved 12,000 new settlement units in 2017

The Israeli Occupation government approved a series of settlement plans, including 12,000 new settlement units in 2017, four times the number in 2016. “In total, about 12,000 settlement units will be approved in 2017, at various stages of planning and construction, four times the number in 2016,” it said. Settlement building in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem is considered illegal under international law. Currently there is a total of 500,000 Israeli settlers.
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