Peace Now: 34% rise in Jewish building in Judea, Samaria

Extreme left organization slams government for 'rise in building in Judea and Samaria,' ignores the fact that it was planned 10 years ago.

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Approximately 70% of the building in Judea and Samaria during 2016 took place outside the 'settlement blocs' near the pre-1967 armistice line.

According to the leftist organization "Peace Now," who publicized their conclusions on Galei Zahal Radio, last year the number of homes built in Judea and Samaria grew by 34%.

The report also said that "over a quarter of the building is done on the eastern side of the security fence, 10% is done illegally, and half of the illegal buildings were built in outposts."

Peace Now CEO Avi Buskila attacked the Israeli government saying, "The State continues to hold to a double standard. On the one hand, they say they'll speak with the Americans, and on the other, they allow building outside of the settlements."

YESHA Council Director Shiloh Adler told Galei Zahal that the report was "a play on timing and percentages - the building they are reporting on now was planned ten years ago."