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A general view shows the Israeli settlement of Shvut Rachel, which controls the lands of Qaryut and Jalud, south of the West Bank city Nablus, on October 18, 2020. Israel has pressed forward on plans for more than 3,000 West Bank settlement homes, making 2020 one of the most prolific years for illegal settlement building, according to a watchdog group, along with more than 2,000 new homes approved a day earlier by a defence ministry planning committee, are part of a building boom that has gained steam during the presidency of United States President Donald Trump, a staunch ally of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Photo by Shadi Jarar'ah