West Bank settlers pressure Netanyahu ahead of March vote, as illegal settlements continue being built

Jewish settlers in the Israeli-occupied West Bank are demanding concessions from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of a March general election which could hinge on a battle for right-wing votes. While most countries consider all Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal, Israel broadly divides them into two categories: government-recognised settlements and so-called wildcat outposts. In the former, Israel aims to provide similar services — water, electricity and the like — as it does to citizens within its internationally agreed borders. Wildcat settlements, often ramshackle collect…

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