Peace Now (Shalom Achshav) has released
research findings by Lior Amihai of settlement watch, showing over 1000 units being advanced despite the
ongoing negotiation process. Some of these plans (approx. 300) had been removed from the previous Higher
Planning committee agenda due to the press coverage (including those of Shalom Achshav) of these being brand new
plans, and the pressure from the then recently announced EU guidelines.
They write, "We are obviously concerned by these units, the legalization of an outpost and the impact this will
have on the negotiation process.It is hard to argue about whether this is in contradiction to Netanyahu's recent
commitment to limit new tenders to 1000 units over the negotiaiton process, but suffice it to say, this exemplifies
that Netanyahu is placating to the interests of the settlers."