Nine of 12 foreign staff from OHCHR, including the country director, have been forced to leave Israel and the Palestinian territories for fear of being undocumented after Israeli authorities refused to renew their visas.
The announcement of 2,166 settler homes comes less than a month after the United Arab Emirates and Israel normalised diplomatic relations, of which a stipulation saw Israel pledge to halt annexation of parts of the West Bank.
"After more than half a century of being held hostage by Israel and its occupation, the world must finally begin applying concrete pressure on Israel until we are free and able to control the most basic facets of our own lives, including protecting ourselves from Covid-19."
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