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Netanyahu Pledges to Build New Settler Units Ahead of ‘Israeli’ Elections
By Staff, Agencies
Zionist Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged to build 3,500 new illegal settler units in the strategically sensitive so-called E1 region of the occupied West Bank.
The announcement on Tuesday came a week ahead of the Zionist entity’s general election - the third in less than 12 months - and is the latest in a string of promises to expand illegal settlements as Netanyahu also faces a corruption trial.
"I have given instructions to immediately publish for deposit the plan to build 3,500 housing units in E-1," Netanyahu said in a speech, describing the first phase of a planning process. "This had been delayed for six or seven years."
Nabil Abu Rdainah, a spokesman for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, said Netanyahu's announcement "crossed all red lines" and he called on the international community to act.
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