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Earlier in the day, Israel's security cabinet approved a new settlement that was promised by Netanyahu to former residents of Amona.
"Expanding settlements in the West Bank will not leave any land left for Palestinians to negotiate for and leave no basis for a viable two-state solution," says senior Fatah official.
The four West Bank settlements were dismantled during the 2005 Disengagement plan.
Rep. Hank Johnson spoke Monday at a Philadelphia event organized by the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation.
The number of finished homes in West Bank settlements also fell, dropping by 38% in the first quarter of this year.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Report says settlements are legal under international law, calls on government to allow construction of outposts.
By LAHAV HARKOV
By JPOST.COM STAFF
“There are still families that have no place to go.”
Nof Zion will become the largest Jewish neighborhood in predominantly Arab areas of east Jerusalem.
By UDI SHAHAM
Netanyahu has also promised that in September he would give the go-ahead for marketing 300 homes for the Beit El settlement.
The High Court has persistently upheld the state’s position in the past that constructions on private Palestinian property must be removed.
“There is no government that does more for the settlement in the land of Israel, then this government under my leadership," says Netanyahu.
Since he was elected to the premiership in 2009 and declared his support for a Palestinian state, Netanyahu has walked a careful diplomatic tightrope.
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