As part of the apartheid entity's settling policy, "Israel" will approve construction of hundreds of new settlement units in the occupied West Bank, "Israeli" War Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Tuesday.
"The "defense" minister will on Wednesday present for approval by the Higher Planning Council an immediate construction plan for 2018 of 1,285 units" in the West Bank his ministry said, using the names "Israeli" authorities use for the West Bank.
Lieberman would also seek to move forward projects for 2,500 additional settling units in more than 20 locations, it said.
The Higher Planning Council meets several times a year to examine and approve settlement construction projects.
An "Israeli" NGO that campaigns against the settlements, 6,742 settling projects were approved in the settlements last year, the highest figure since 2013.
In December, the central committee of premier Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party unanimously adopted a resolution urging its own elected officials "to allow free construction and the application of ["Israeli"] legislation to all liberated settlement areas" in the territory.
There was no immediate comment from the Palestinian officials.
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