NAZARETH, (PIC)– The Civil Administration, the Israel occupation’s highest civilian authority in the West Bank, approved construction plans on Wednesday for 878 housing units in isolated settlements across the West Bank, Haaretz Hebrew newspaper revealed.
The plan includes hundreds of residential units in small settlements near Ramallah and other parts of West Bank. Some 5 housing units in Shilo settlement near occupied Jerusalem, 55 units in the settlements of Talmon, 255 in Nhala Tal and 17 in Amana settlement have been approved, out of a total 878.
The approved settlement units include 38 units in Kochav Yaakov, 87 in Qlqal settlement in the Jordan Valley, 156 settlements in Almog settlement, in addition to 91 housing units in Alon settlement.
Meanwhile, new figures released by the Israeli army show that the population of settlers in the West Bank increased by 7,700 during the first six months of 2013.
(Source / 10.08.2013)