Nature and Parks Authority insists graves that were illegally placed in the public area in recent years will not be disturbed.
Left-wing politicians and activists expressed outrage as 1,355 housing units are set to be marketed in West Bank settlements.
The announcement about settler housing plans comes amid media reports that Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is under extra US pressure to freeze such plans.
Since last spring, the Biden administration has pressured Israel to allow the US to reopen a separate consulate, solely for Palestinian Arabs, in the heart of Israel’s capital, Jerusalem.
'Israeli construction on E1 harms Palestine’s future growth potential and therefore closes the door to the possibility of a peace agreement,' architect Uri Reicher told the Civil Administration.
Some of these things will be quite unpopular on both sides of the conflict; nonetheless, their acceptance and implementation could have positive impacts for both sides.
Right-wing politicians slammed Prime Minister Naftali Bennett after he spoke of maintaining only 'natural' West Bank settlement growth in an interview he gave to the New York Times.
The Yesha Council's frustration and condemnation of the construction work in both Jewish and Palestinian parts of Area C are the results of a narrow view.
In a move likely to complicate Israel's relations with Washington, Bennett approved construction of 3,412 apartment units in the West Bank.
The events of the last two months on the Evyatar hilltop, which were overshadowed by the Gaza war, Jerusalem unrest and Jewish-Arab riots, mark one such turning point.