Tuesday 12 January 2021 - 10:06

“Israel” to Approve 850 West Bank Settling Units

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“Israel” to Approve 850 West Bank Settling Units
According to the report, a War Ministry panel is set to convene next week to green-light the construction of 500 units in the settlements of ‘Beit El, Oranit, Itamar, Givat Ze’ev and Shavei Shomron’.

A further 100 units will be authorized in the settlement of ‘Tal Menashe’.

The report comes less than two weeks before the inauguration of US President-elect Joe Biden, who is expected to take a tougher line on “Israeli” settlements than incumbent President Donald Trump.

In late November 2020, State Secretary Mike Pompeo visited a West Bank vinery, becoming the first sitting top US diplomat to visit a settlement in the area, and, more recently, the US began labeling the goods produced in the settlements as "Made in 'Israel.'"