2021-01-12

Israel says it will build about 800 new settlement houses in the West Bank

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Xinhua News Agency Jerusalem, January 11th (Reporter Shang Hao) The Israeli Prime Minister’s Office issued a statement on the 11th Said that the Prime Minister Netanyahu ordered about 800 new Jewish settlement houses in the West Bank on the same day.

The statement said that more than 100 houses will be built in the settlement of Talmenashe in the northern West Bank of the Jordan River.

According to Israeli media reports, in 2020, Israel approved more than 12,000 new settlement houses in the West Bank. This figure is”the highest annual value since record.”

The issue of Jewish settlements is one of the main obstacles to the Palestinian-Israeli peace talks. Israel occupied East Jerusalem and parts of the West Bank in the Third Middle East War in 1967, and since then began to build Jewish settlements . The Palestinians insisted that they refused to resume peace talks unless Israel completely stopped the construction of Jewish settlements.

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