The Israeli Civil Administration Council on Wednesday approved plans to build 500 new illegal settlement units in the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem.

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The plans reportedly include 235 units in the settlement of Elqana north of Salfit, 200 in Bet Arye and Ofarim in north and central occupied West Bank, and 20 others in Givat Zeev illegal settlement in occupied Jerusalem.

Israeli memdia said that the decision was made shortly after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Army Minister Avigdor Lieberman declared intention to continue settlement plans all over the West Bank, ignoring all criticism and international condemnations.