Israeli cabinet approves first West Bank settlement in 20 years

by Reuters
Thursday, 30 March 2017 19:54 GMT

JERUSALEM, March 30 (Reuters) - Israel's security cabinet approved on Thursday the building of the first new settlement in the occupied West Bank in two decades, even as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu negotiates with Washington on possible curbs on settlement activity.

An official statement said the construction would take place in the area of Emek Shilo. (Reporting by Ari Rabinovitch; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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