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Israel to approve hundreds of settler homes in West Bank

Israel to approve hundreds of settler homes in West Bank Israel to approve hundreds of settler homes in West Bank
Melinda Barton | 10 January, 2018, 10:50

The IDF sealed off the villages surrounding Nablus, permitting entrance or exit into the West Bank villages only after security checks, as it continues to review the incident Wednesday and allow for increased manpower in the area to ensure the safety of all civilians.

Israel also established settlements in the West Bank that are deemed illegal under worldwide law.

"The United States has created a new, very risky era, where it wants to impose an Israeli-led alleged resolution to the conflict, by burying any chance of peace, and a two-state solution".

The station said the man was in his 30s and lived in the settlement.

About 400,000 Israelis live in settlements in the West Bank, which Israel illegally occupied 50 years ago.

The country's defense minister said the building of more than 1,200 housing units in the West Bank was set to be approved, and an additional 2,500 homes were on their way to approval.

There was no immediate comment from the Palestinian officials.

"The settler was severely injured and taken to the hospital", the spokesperson said, adding that troops were searching the area for the assailant.

Islamic Hamas movement in Gaza backed on Tuesday a shooting attack that killed an Israeli civilian in a auto in the vicinity of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

Trump's reversal of decades of USA policy enraged Palestinians, who seek to create an independent state including Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

"The US welcomes this".

"I am conveying my deepest sorrow and sending condolences to the family of Raziel Shevach, who was murdered tonight by a loathsome terrorist", Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement.

Trump's decision on Jerusalem and announcement in December that the U.S. would start the process of moving its embassy from Tel Aviv enraged the Palestinians who said the USA can no longer broker peace with Israel.