US denounces Israel's push to advance 3,988 West Bank settler homes

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US denounces Israel's push to advance 3,988 West Bank settler homes
The move helps shore up Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's fragile coalition but will likely anger the Biden Administration.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Published: MAY 6, 2022

The United States warned that Israel was harming prospects for a two-state solution by pursuing the advancement and approval of plans for 3,988 new West Bank settler homes. “Israel’s program of expanding settlements deeply damages the prospect for a two-state solution,” Deputy State Department spokesperson Jalina Porter told reporters on Friday. She spoke hours after Israel announced that its Higher Planning Council for Judea and Samaria would convene this Thursday for the first time since October, when it advanced and approved plans for 3,130 settler homes.

The council is slated to give its final approval on Thursday for 2,536 new settler homes. This includes the authorization of the Mitzpe Dani outpost as a new neighborhood of the Ma’aleh Mikhmas settlement. The council is also expected to allow the deposit of plans for 1,452 other homes. Some 38% of the plans are for homes in isolated settlements.

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