Settlements Seen Clouding Netanyahu’s Europe Trip – NYTimes.com

Peace Now, an Israeli group opposed to Jewish settlements on Palestinian territory, said on Sunday that despite a government moratorium announced last week on approving new housing in the West Bank enclaves, more than 40,000 more homes could be built under plans already ratified.

via Settlements Seen Clouding Netanyahu’s Europe Trip – NYTimes.com.

Peace Now said Defense Ministry figures showed existing government approval to build more than 40,000 housing units in West Bank settlements.The group said construction of 596 housing units had begun in 2009, based on previously approved plans.

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