US, UK condemn latest Israeli plan for settler housing as ‘illegal, illegitimate’

The United States and the United Kingdom on Friday both condemned the Israeli government’s plan to issue new tenders for housing units in the West Bank.

Israel published tenders on Friday for the construction of 450 new housing units in occupied Palestinian territory, a move that critics denounced as a political gesture ahead of a March general election.

Ariel Rosenberg, spokesman for Israel’s Housing Ministry, said the government was simply remarketing tenders that had failed to sell when they were initially offered last year.


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