Report: Israel to advance 2,400 settlement houses, vast majority deep in West Bank | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Report: Israel to advance 2,400 settlement houses, vast majority deep in West Bank

Israeli authorities are set to advance more than 2,400 settlement housing units this week, in parallel to granting retroactive approval to four unauthorised settlement outposts.

According to settlement watchdog Peace Now, the Higher Planning Committee of the Civil Administration – a branch of the Defence Ministry which deals with a number of matters pertaining to the occupation – will convene today and tomorrow to discuss the plans.

The published agenda for the meeting includes at least 2,430 housing units in settlements all over the occupied West Bank. Reports indicate that the vast majority of the housing units set to be advanced are located in settlements outside Israel’s illegal Separation Wall.

The plans also include the “legalisation” of four illegal outposts. While all Israeli settlements are considered illegal under international law, Israel distinguishes between authorised and unauthorised settlements. In practice, the latter are built with the tacit approval of occupation authorities.

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