Settlement construction rose by 34%

settlement construction

According to data released by the Israeli Peace Now movement, settlement construction rose by 34 percent in 2016, according to the Hebrew website published Sunday.

These sites indicate that settlement construction during this year focuses outside of what Israel calls the main settlement blocs, where the percentage of construction outside these communities to 70% of what was built during 2016, and the percentage of construction, which is called in Israel “illegally” to 10% , And half of this construction was built by settlers in the “outposts”.

“The state continues to play double standards – saying we are negotiating with the US government and at the same time endorsing settlement construction,” Peace Now’s chief executive Avi Buskila told the Israeli government.

(Source / 21.05.2017)


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