The National Bureau for Defending Land (NBDL) said the Israeli government gave the green light for the building of more than 1,200 housing units in illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank.

According to a report issued on Saturday by the bureau, an affiliate of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), 325 units received a final go-ahead, while another 770 units were given preliminary approval.

These housing units will be built in the illegal settlements of Givat Ze’ev, Kfar Adumim, Gush Etzion and Tzofim as well as in Fasayel area, north of the Jordan Valley.

The official report also said that the Israeli occupation state persists in its Judaization plans in the occupied city of Jerusalem, through carrying out diggings to build the foundations for a footbridge for settlers and tourists in Silwan district.

Israel also started recently to build a road for settlers between the towns of Tell in Nablus and Far'ata in Qalqilya as a prelude to expanding Gilad outpost in western Nablus, the report noted.