The announcement approving the settlement comes despite an international outcry over Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's promise to annex the West Bank's Jordan Valley.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is riding high on US President Donald Trump's unflinching support, taking aggressive strides to make a strong impression on the conservative voter base.
Foreign Ministry says Tel Aviv has continued to usurp the rights of Palestinians by approving the construction of over 2,300 houses in the illegitimate settlements in the occupied West Bank.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged before April elections to annex settlements in the West Bank, a move sought by the country's far-right.
Israel is making the most of the lack of opposition to impose whatever apartheid-style regulations it wants.
Israeli control over Palestine, and the required physical and moral brutality to do so, has coarsened Israeli Jewish society to such an extent that non-Jewish lives are often seen as less equal than Jewish blood.
The 'Peace to Prosperity' plan is simply the latest version of a US plan revised repeatedly since the 1970s asking the Palestinians to trade basic rights in return for fanciful financial promises.
Israel approves in principle a new community named after US President Donald Trump on occupied Golan Heights, a Syrian territory it seized in 1967 war.
The Naksa or "the day of the setback" refers to the annual commemoration of the 1967 war in which Israel invaded Gaza, the West Bank and east Jerusalem.
A member of the forgotten African-Palestinian community, Mahmoud Jiddah was born in Jerusalem around the time of the Nakba. He grew up witnessing the takeover of Palestine and joined in the resistance against Israel’s occupation of his home.
Donald Trump has given Netanyahu more than he could ever imagine. The West Bank will be the ultimate prize.
In East Jerusalem, hundreds of Palestinians are anxious after the Israeli Supreme Court approved a new wave of demolition, citing lack of permits which are largely out of bounds for Palestinians.
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