Israel to approve hundreds of settlement units in West Bank

Flash 90 Jewish children shop in a kosher supermarket

Flash 90 Jewish children shop in a kosher supermarket

He also said the Palestinian leadership does not want to clash with the Trump administration, but that President Donald Trump is the one who created the conflict, stressing that "our peace will not be at any price".

Israel has demolished 420 Palestinian structures in Israel-occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem in 2017, according to the U.N. Office for Coordination and Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

Global law views the West Bank and East Jerusalem as "occupied territories" and considers all Jewish settlement-building activity on the land as illegal.

A UN Security Council denounced Israeli settlements in December 2016.

An Israeli man was shot dead in the West Bank on Tuesday, close to an illegal settlement near Nablus, the army said. "But with the Palestinians no longer willing to talk peace, why should we make any of these massive future payments to them?"

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Protesters waved banners rejecting President Donald Trump's decision last month to officially recognize the holy city as Israel's capital and relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

"A suspect opened fire at an Israeli civilian in his vehicle" near Havat Gilad, east of Nablus, an Israeli military spokesperson wrote on Twitter.

"I was shot near Havat Gilad", the man said, before collapsing.

Asked about the construction plans, a US State Department official said there had been no change in policy on settlements and the Israeli government had made clear that going forward "its intent is to adopt a policy regarding settlement activity that takes the President's concerns into consideration".

Palestinians officials will not agree to resume negotiations with Israel before the United States annuls its decision recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), said on Tuesday.

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