JERUSALEM

Israeli defense minister announced a new task force to strengthen Israeli settlement activity in the occupied West Bank, local media reported on Thursday.

According to Israeli daily Haaretz, Naftali Bennett, who is also the head of New Right party, established a task force to develop plans for the future of Area C of the West Bank and then advocate them.

“During the past few weeks settlers’ leaders in the West Bank have been invited to series of meetings … where they raised issues to be advanced in the upcoming months,” Haaretz reported.

According to the newspaper, the proposed plans

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