Israel’s Minister of Construction Yoav Galant approved Thursday evening plans to construct 2,086 illegal settlement units on occupied Palestinian land.
According to the Israeli Channel 2, the motion received the approval of the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman.
The move comes a few days after the occupation government approved the construction of over 6,000 settlement units.
Since Trump’s swearing-in, the Israeli occupation government signaled the go-ahead for the construction of at least 8,000 illegal settlement units, mostly in the occupied West Bank.
Meanwhile, the Trump administration said on Thursday Israel’s building of new settlements or expansion of existing ones in occupied territories may not be helpful in achieving peace with Palestinians, adopting a more measured tone than its previous pro-Israel announcements.