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Israel approves new East Jerusalem settlement houses just days right before Biden sworn in

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Israeli Key Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits the Gush Etzion settlement, south of Bethlehem town, West Lender on November 19, 2019.

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Tel Aviv, Israel — The Israeli authorities has accredited the building of 780 new housing units in Jewish settlements in the West Financial institution regarded widely by the entire world as unlawful. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the development of the new households last week, just days prior to his assist for these types of moves from Washington is greatly predicted to conclusion with the changeover to the Biden administration.

The Bigger Preparing Council (HPC) of the Civil Administration on Sunday formally authorised the new building in the West Bank.

Israel seized regulate of the West Lender in 1967, and most of the globe considers design in the location unlawful. The Trump administration, having said that, has supported Netanyahu’s policies of cementing handle in excess of the