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Wed Oct 11, 2017, 04:48 PM

Israel Approves Plans For Thousands Of New Settlement Units In The West Bank

Source: Washington Post

By Ruth Eglash and Loveday Morris October 10 at 1:49 PM

JERUSALEM ó Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu approved building plans for 3,736 new units in Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, in what activists say is part of a new wave of construction spurred by the Trump admin≠istrationís more accommodating stance.

The units will be built in numerous settlements, including in Hebron and other contentious areas, said an Israeli official who discussed the announcement on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly.

Some of the units, which include homes, communal buildings and institutions, are slated for isolated communities that sit deep inside the territory Palestinians want for a future state.

Most nations consider the settlements illegal. Israel disputes that.



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Purveyor Oct 11 OP
mpcamb Oct 11 #1
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BeyondGeography Oct 11 #3
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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 04:55 PM

1. Get 'em done while Duffus is still presisdent to lessen worldwide outrage.

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Response to mpcamb (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 05:58 PM

5. Correction: to lessen the US Executive branch's outrage.

Most of the world considers them illegal.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 05:10 PM

2. This should go over well...

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 05:15 PM

3. Fabulous

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 05:36 PM

4. Nothing like a little middle east Manifest destiny!

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 06:21 PM

6. Ruh-roh. nt

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