The Washington Post
Israel plans 2,500 new settler homes in West Bank:
Israel’s defense minister said he will seek approval next week to fast-track construction of 2,500 new West Bank settlement homes in 2018, an announcement likely to further ratchet up tensions between Israelis and Palestinians. Avigdor Liberman also said he will advance 1,400 other units that are in planning stages. Much of the international community views the settlements as illegal.