10 Jul 2023

Israel’s hardline government approving more construction in West Bank settlements

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

There’s been no let up in the violence in Israel and the Palestinian territories – today a Palestinian man was shot dead in the Occupied West Bank, after allegedly throwing a grenade at Israeli soldiers.

But it’s not just the numbers being killed that’s rising.

Israel’s hard-line government has been approving more and more construction in settlements in the West Bank – even though they are internationally considered as illegal.

At times, it’s a deliberate response to attacks by Palestinian militants.