Israel green-lights 3,000 new settler homes in West Bank
29 December 2021 | 12:36 pm
Despite criticism from US President Joe Biden's administration, Israel has given the go-ahead for the construction of 3,000 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank. They are the first to be approved by the new Israeli coalition.
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