The two-state solution “dream” is fading by the day in the Middle East.
A report by the Israeli left-wing NGO Peace Now released Monday says that the government is planning to build more than 73,300 new housing units in the West Bank.
Peace Now estimates that if all of the units are built, it would mean a 100-percent increase in the total number of Israeli settlers. The report says that some settlements, including the two largest Ariel and Ma’aleh Adumim, would double in size.
According to the report, approval has already been granted for the construction of 15,000 housing units, and is pending for a further 58,000 units.
The report states that 5,722 of the planned housing units are in East Jerusalem, and some 9,000 units in total have already been built.