Israel approves 300 settler homes in occupied W Bank 


July 30, Baghdad: The Israeli government has authorised the immediate construction of some 300 new units at Beit El in the occupied West Bank.

Another 504 homes in annexed east Jerusalem had also been approved by the prime minister’s office, Netanyahu’s office said. The 300 units had been promised three years ago following the demolition of other homes in the Beit El settlement, according to the statement.

Earlier, settlers clashed with Israeli police as bulldozers demolished the two structures built on private Palestinian land.

A senior Palestine Liberation Organisation official denounced the plans to build new homes as “war crimes” and accused Israel of sabotaging peace efforts.

The United Nations, European Union and the United states condemned Wednesday’s announcement.

The Oslo Times


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