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US backs Israeli decision to build 400 new illegal settlement units

Constructions of the Israeli settlement Ramot continues on Palestinian lands in Jerusalem, on 22 November 2017 [Mahmoud Ibrahim/Anadolu Agency]
Constructions of the Israeli settlement continues on Palestinian lands on 22 November 2017 [Mahmoud Ibrahim/Anadolu Agency]

The Trump administration has supported Israel’s decision to build 400 new settlement units in the illegal Geva Binyamin settlement, also known as Adam, in the occupied West Bank, Anadolu reported on Friday.

An Israeli official was quoted by Maariv as saying that Washington had been informed of the decision to build the new settlement units and has “welcomed” the step. The announcement to build the new units was made by Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman.

“The best answer to terrorism,” wrote the far-right extremist, “is the expansion of settlements.” The Moldova-born former night club bouncer was referring to the incident on Thursday when a Palestinian teenager is alleged to have stabbed three illegal Jewish settlers in Geva Binyamin.

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