Israeli Govt Approves Settlement Expansion

According to the Jerusalem Post,

The Housing and Construction Ministry has published tenders for about 1000 housing units in West Bank settlements. Housing Ministry spokesman Kobi Bleich said the bids are for units in six West Bank settlements – Karnei Shomron, Ariel, Geva Benyamin, Maaleh Adumim, Kiryat Arba and Beitar Illit…. The announcement runs contrary to Israeli-US understandings on the ‘road map’ peace plan, which calls for a halt to settlement construction and expansion. A US team to monitor the status of the unauthorized settlement outposts and settlement construction is to arrive in September, Defense Ministry officials said Monday.

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