Israel’s Security Cabinet approves first new settlement in Judea and Samaria in 2 decades

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Settlement to be community for evicted Amona residents; Palestinian Authority and United Nations condemn settlement, claims it hinders peace


Israel’s Security Cabinet unanimously voted to establish a new settlement in Judea and Samaria, the first new settlement to be created in over two decades

The vote was made on Thursday and approved the construction of the new settlement in the Shiloh Valley. The settlement is to be created for some 40 families that were former residents of Amona, a West Bank settlement evicted in February of this year.

The cabinet also announced that over 200 acres of West Bank territory would become state land and will be used for existing settlement’s growth and also approved the construction of 2,000 settlement homes.

Amona was a settlement created in the 1990’s and was deemed illegal by Israel’s High Court in 2006. In February, residents of Amona were evicted after Prime Minister Netanyahu…

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