Trump Changes Tone, Tells Israel To Stop With The Settlements
President Donald Trump told the Israeli prime minister on Thursday to hold off on settlements in East Jerusalem.LEARN MORE
Israel approved a West Bank settlement Thursday, close to a month after President Donald Trump asked the country to "hold back" on new settlements.
Israel just signed off on new Israeli settlements in the West Bank for the first time in 25 years.
It's part of a promise Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made to families in the Amona settlement, which was evacuated and shut down last month. Netanyahu told the families he would approve a new settlement for them by the end of March.
The idea of Israel setting up settlements in Palestinian areas has been a major point of often-violent contention for years.
The green areas in this map mark the only land that is completely under Palestinian control. For years, Israeli settlements cropped up all around that land.
While the United Nations and many developed countries have condemned Israeli settlements, the U.S. has typically walked a finer line.
Just last month, President Trump told Netanyahu, "As far as settlements, I'd like to see you hold back on settlements for a little bit."
The Jerusalem Post reported Thursday that Trump was OK with this most recent settlement approval, given Netanyahu's promise to families who had to leave the Amona settlement.
According to U.S. officials, American and British fighter jets hit sites in eight locations. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity.
As fighting continues in Gaza, U.N. relief workers say conditions are too unsafe to deliver lifesaving aid to residents.
U.S. Central Command said a senior Kataib Hezbollah commander was targeted in a retaliatory U.S. strike on Wednesday in Iraq.
Both sides agreed progress is being made in discussions on funding the government, but they remain majorly at odds on funding for foreign aid.
Federal authorities are working to determine if certain nonprofit organizations have been overbilling the government.
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