Israel rushes to approve new illegal settlements before Trump leaves

Israel is rushing to approve new settlements ahead of Donald Trump relinquishing office. The move is also seen as an attempt by the Netanyahu government to win far-right support ahead of the elections

January 15, 2021 by Peoples Dispatch

Israel has announced that it will construct 800 new illegal homes for settlers in the occupied West Bank. This decision was announced on January 11. Israeli human rights group, B’Tselem, is the latest to call these settlements and Israel’s policies as apartheid.