Israel PM approves 300 settler homes in occupied West Bank

 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday approved the "immediate" construction of 300 settler homes in the occupied West Bank as his government came under pressure from right-wing Jewish groups.

Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday approved the "immediate" construction of 300 settler homes in the occupied West Bank as his government came under pressure from right-wing Jewish groups.

"After consultations in the prime minister`s office, the immediate construction of 300 homes in Beit El has been authorised," a statement from Netanyahu`s office said, adding that planning for another 504 homes in annexed East Jerusalem had also been approved.

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