Israel Gives Green Light for 878 Settlement Homes
The Civil Administration, Israel’s highest civilian authority in the West Bank, approved construction plans on Wednesday for 878 housing units in isolated settlements across the territory.
Discussion of some of the plans had initially been postponed following U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s announcement that diplomatic negotiations with the Palestinians would resume, but was brought back to the drawing table in recent days.
Several plans that had already been approved in the past by the government came up for discussion in the Civil Administration Higher Planning Council, including validations for the construction of 95 new residential units in the settlement of Shiloh, on a site in a southern neighborhood that now holds chicken coops.
Validation is the final stage necessary for approval in the planning council, paving the way for the construction and sale of the unit – pending approval by the Defense Ministry.
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