Peace Now Settlement Watch: Update - Plans Promoted for 463 Housing Units in the Settlements

News from Peace Now's (Israel) Settlement Watch:

The Civil Administration's High Planning Committee discussed and approved the advancement of plans for 463 new housing units in settlements. The plans for Efrat, Nofim and Har Gilo eventually were not discussed in the meeting. 
Plan Name Settlement Name Publication Date Planning Stage Number of Units Units
220/10/11 Giva't Ze'ev Agan HaAyalot 31/08/16
Discussion for Validation 20
201/3/12 Beit Arye 31/08/16 Discussion for Validation 30
202/1/1 Ofarim 31/08/16 Discussion for Validation 179 179
125/14/1 Elkana 31/08/16 Discussion for Depositing 234

For the full list of plans since January 2016 - click here.

Peace Now: "From January 2016 plans for 2,623 new units in West Bank settlements were promoted (756 of them are retroactive approval of illegal construction). The Netanyahu government continues to plan and build all over the West Bank, while also giving settlers the message that any construction done without planning will be retroactively legalized. Not only that the Netanyahu government does not believe in a two states solution, it is actively trying to kill it by building more and more in the settlements. This policy contradicts the very essential interests of the state of Israel."