The Israeli government decided to build 1,000 new settlement units in the West Bank, press reports showed Sunday.
According to Yediot Ahronot, Ynet, the decision is part of a large settlement plan to build in 44 settlements of 6,000 units.
It added that a sum of 1,000 units to be built in three settlements in occupied Jerusalem and Bethlehem, as a starter plan in 44 settlements in the West Bank and Jerusalem.
Among the housing units, 348 will be built in the hraedi town of Beitar illit, 500 in Har Homa in south Jerusalem and 180 in Givat Ze’ev, Ynet added.
Israel postponed the plan after a previous announcements of construction beyond the 1967 lines prompted outrage by the Palestinians, the US, Europe and the UN.