Group: 1,800 housing starts in West Bank settlements in 2015

February 14, 2016 7:45 AM

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JERUSALEM – A watchdog group says Israel began building 1,800 new settlement homes in the West Bank in 2015.

Peace Now, a dovish Israeli group that tracks settlement construction, says most of the building has taken place in isolated settlements in areas of the West Bank that Israel would likely evacuate in the event of a peace agreement with the Palestinians.

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