Israel Advancing Plans for 1,800 New Settlement Units - on Top of Tenders for 1,500 Units

Palestinians warn their reaction will be 'unprecedented;' U.S. envoy Dan Shapiro criticizes move, says White House opposed to settlement construction.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided Thursday to unfreeze planning processes for 1,800 housing units in the settlements that have been frozen the last three months, in response to the establishment of the Palestinian unity government earlier this week.