On 22 February, an Israeli committee approved the decision to legalise the unauthorised settler outposts of Shvut Rachel and Shilo and approved a plan to build 500 new homes there. “The residents will no longer be considered outlaws,” the local settler council head Avi Roeh told AFP.

The decision, the goal of which was according to the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “to prevent the creation of two states for two peoples”, provoked angry reactions from th...

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