The Civil Administration of Judea and Samaria has deposited a plan for a large
project of 1,140 Palestinian homes on Israeli state land in Area C of the West
Bank near the city of Jericho.
The project, on 1,800 dunams of land,
would provide a legal housing solution for Palestinians in that area living in
illegal homes and unauthorized villages that are not properly connected to
utilities, according to the civil administration.
It added that the plan
was done “with the understanding” of the heads of the Palestinian villages and
that the Palestinian Authority had also been involved in the
Israel has been under increased international pressure to allow
for Palestinian development of Area C of the West Bank, which is under full
Israeli military and civil control.