World Bulletin / News Desk
Israel has advanced plans for a further 1,500 homes in Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, Peace Now said on Thursday, the second such announcement in a week.
On Tuesday, Israel advanced 1,500 units, with the potential to add around another 900, Peace Now said.
Those 900 were confirmed on Wednesday by an Israeli defence ministry planning committee, it added.
In a separate process, 688 homes were advanced by the committee late on Wednesday and will now go out for a 60-day public comment period during which objections can be filed.
Peace Now's Hagit Ofran told AFP a total of 3,178 units were advanced this week.
The plans are at various stages in the process and the units are located in a number of settlements across the West Bank.
Israeli authorities did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
More than 600,000 Israelis live in settlements in the West Bank, including annexed east Jerusalem, which are seen as a major obstacle to peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
They live alongside some three million Palestinians.Last Mod: 08 Haziran 2017, 13:01