Israel has announce new settler homes, but it could anger Biden

Israel are planning to build 800 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank, a move that could escalate tensions with the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office announced saying it would include 100 homes in a settlement where an Israeli woman was killed last month in an attack allegedly carried out by a Palestinian assailant.

The announcement will burnish Netanyahu’s right-wing credentials in a tough campaign ahead of March elections, but it could anger Biden, who is opposed to settlement expansion and has clashed with Israel over it in the past.

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Joie Cooper

May your coffee be strong and your Monday be short. Coffee connoisseur. Part time writer, writes about politics in middle east and anything interesting