Israel-okays-construction-of-98-illegal-settler-homes-in-West-Bank  According to Israel’s Channel 2, bids for the 98 new settler homes were approved by the Planning Committee and are set to be built near the Shvuet Rachel illegal settlement.
Peace Now said in a statement that while world leaders gathered in Occupied Jerusalem for the funeral of former Israeli statesman Shimon Peres, who died on Wednesday and was buried on Friday, the Israeli government is establishing a new settlement in the heart of the West Bank, in a barefaced challenge to the international community.
Under international law, Israeli settlements in Occupied Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank are considered illegal.