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Israel to announce plans for thousands of new settlement units in West Bank

Posted on AllSides June 12th, 2023
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The Israeli government told the Biden administration it intends to announce later this month the building and planning of thousands of new housing units in the settlements in the occupied West Bank, three Israeli and U.S. officials told Axios.

Why it matters: The Biden administration has said it is vehemently opposed to new building in the Israeli settlements, which it sees as undermining the prospects for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Much of the international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal under international law.


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