The Higher Planning Committee of the Civil Administration approved today (August 22, 2018) plans for 1,004
housing units in the settlements, 96% of which are in isolated settlements that Israel will likely
need to evacuate within the framework of a two-state agreement (according to the Geneva Initiative model). In
addition to the approval of the plans, and according to media reports, the government intends to promote hundreds
more housing units by issuing tenders, as well as promoting a future plan for some 300 units in Beit El.
Two plans for the legalization of illegal outposts, which were supposed to be discussed today, were removed from
the agenda following the instruction of the Ministry of Defense. One of them, "Haro'e Ha'ivri (Nofei Prat South),"
which was established illegally in 2015, is located just 1.5 km away from the Bedouin community of Khan Al-Ahmar
that the Israeli government plans to demolish.
Since President Trump was elected the government promoted plans for 10,536 units and tenders for 5,679 units in
West Bank settlements.