News from Peace Now's (Israel) Settlement Watch:
Over the weekend, Israel’s Peace Now movement published its annual report on West Bank
settlement planning and construction in the past year. Following is the executive summary of Peace Now’s
report, followed by a link to the full report, as well as links to several news articles about the report.
2015 In the Settlements: No Freeze At All
Settlement Watch Annual Construction Report
Peace Now's annual construction report reveals that in 2015 construction continued throughout the West Bank
settlements, and especially in isolated settlements. These finding refute the argument that a "silent freeze" is
currently in place. While earlier this year Netanyahu argued in English that he is the Prime Minister who has built
the least in the settlements, in Hebrew he proudly demonstrated to Likud members the increase in settlement
construction during his time in office. It is clear that in 2015 as well, Netanyahu's statements in Hebrew are more
representative of the reality on the ground than his statements in English.