Israel Seizes 28 Thousand Dunums for Settlement Expansion

TEL AVIV, April 29, 2014 (WAFA) – The Israeli Civil Administration in the West Bank recently seized 28 thousand dunums of land in the West Bank for expansion of Israeli settlements, reported the Israeli daily Haaretz.

It said the land seized is located in what the Israeli authorities consider strategic locations, which were declared ‘state property’ for the expansion of 40 settlements.

In the meantime, Peace Now, an Israeli peace organization, indicated that since the beginning of the recent round of Palestinian-Israeli negotiations, the Israeli government announced the construction of 13851 housing units, including tenders for the construction of 4868 settlement units in East Jerusalem and other settlement outposts.