Jerusalem, MINA – Israel gave approval to 700 Palestinian homes in parts of occupied West Bank, which they fully control ahead of United States (US) White House Advisor Jared Kushner’s visit on Wednesday, July 31.
An Israeli official, speaking on condition of anonymity on Wednesday, confirmed approval by Israeli security cabinet a day earlier, ahead of the arrival of US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Nahar Net reported.
The approval of 700 homes for Palestinians and 6,000 for Israeli settlers were issued when the White House tried to promote a peace plan brought by Kushner.
However, it is not yet clear whether all houses that are permitted for Palestinians will be new or existing and only given permission.
Kushner visited Jordan on Wednesday and then to Israel as part of Middle East tour.
Palestinians and many countries around the world warn that sustainable settlement construction by Israel in the West Bank is slowly undermining hopes for a two-state solution in Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (T/Sj/P2)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)