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Israel approves construction of over 2,200 new settler units in occupied West Bank

Zionist regime’s officials have approved plans for the construction of more than 2,200 new settler units in the occupied West Bank irrespective of the international outcry against the Tel Aviv regime’s land expropriation and settlement expansion policies in Palestinian lands.

According to Press TV quoting Israel’s Hebrew-language Channel 10 television network, Zionist regime’s Minister of War, Avigdor Lieberman, has agreed to settlement expansion activities in Palestinian territories, and Israeli authorities are going to issue permits for the construction of 900 housing units at Ariel settlement in the central West Bank.

The report added that the so-called Supreme Planning Council of the Civil Administration will hold a session next week, in which it is supposed to grant the necessary permits to start building 225 units.

Less than a month before US President Donald Trump took office, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 2334, calling on Israel to “immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, including East al-Quds.

About 600,000 Israelis live in over 230 illegal settlements built since the 1967 Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and East al-Quds.

Palestinians want the West Bank as part of a future independent Palestinian state, with East al-Quds as its capital.

The last round of Israeli-Palestinian talks collapsed in 2014. Among the major sticking points in those negotiations was Zionist regime’s continued settlement expansion on Palestinian territories.