Israel okays new W Bank settler homes | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, January 18, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:12 AM, January 18, 2021

Israel okays new W Bank settler homes

Israel yesterday advanced plans for 780 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank, settlement watchdog Peace Now said, adding the move puts Israel "on a collision course" with the incoming US administration.  

Right-wing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had last week directed authorities to approve construction of the units in occupied Palestinian territories.

That came less than two weeks before President Donald Trump's pro-settler administration was due to leave office.

All Jewish settlements in the West Bank are regarded as illegal by much of the international community.

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