This daily reported that these plans were approved by the local councils of Judah and Samaria (as Israeli call the West Bank) and they are on Gantz’s table waiting for a final approval. This newspaper recognizes that this is a relatively high number compared to figures approved previously.
The construction plans are not only aimed at the settlement blocs, but also at localities that are considered relatively isolated as Revava and Kfar Tapuach, the newspaper warned.
Despite UN Security Council resolutions, Tel Aviv refuses to evacuate its hundreds of settlements in that region and eastern Jerusalem, also claimed by Palestinians.
According to several NGOs, some 490,000 Israeli live in the West Bank and another 200,000 in the eastern part of the so-called Holy City, considered by the UN an occupied area.