FILE PHOTO: Labourers work at a development web site within the Israeli settlement of Beitar Illit within the Israeli-occupied West Financial institution April 7, 2019. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun/File Picture
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel has authorised the development of 6,000 new houses for Jewish settlers and 700 new houses for Palestinians in an space of the occupied West Financial institution the place it has full management, an Israeli official stated on Wednesday.
The announcement for Space C housing got here forward of an anticipated go to to Israel on Wednesday by U.S. envoy Jared Kushner to debate a White Home plan for an Israeli-Palestinian peace accord.
Space C accounts for round 60 p.c of the West Financial institution. Below 1993 interim accords, Israel has safety and administrative management of the world, the place most of its West Financial institution settlements are concentrated.
The Palestinians need all the West Financial institution for a future state. Most world powers deem the settlements there unlawful, however the US has hinted that it might again Israel maintaining among the settlements beneath any future peace accord.
Writing by Dan Williams; Modifying by Hugh Lawson