Peace Now: 70% Rise in Settlement Construction

TELAVIV, October 17, 2013 (WAFA) – Peace Now, the Israeli anti-settlements movement, in a report published on Thursday, said that new construction settlement starts rose by 70% in the first half of 2013 compared with the same period of the year 2012.

The report figures showed that 1,708 units were built between the period of January and June of 2013; 180 of them are in illegal outposts, compared to 995 units built during the same period of the previous year.