Israel approves second round of building starts across Green Line

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Thursday ordered another 1,800 new apartments to be approved by the Planning Council of the West Bank Civil Authority in locations outside the Green Line. Earlier, Housing Minister Uri Ariel announced government plans to build 1,100 new housing units – 400 in Jerusalem and the rest in Judea and Samaria. Ariel said this was in response to the formation of a Palestinian “terrorist government.”

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