Construction of West Bank settlements in Israel (17 images)

A look at the construction of housing settlements in the West Bank of Israel, many in areas disputed by Palestinians.
Updated: Feb. 3, 2017 at 3:51 PM
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Cranes stand near new Jewish housing under construction in the Israeli settlement of Har Homa, between Jerusalem and Bethlehem, in the West Bank, January 3, 2017. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI
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A Palestinian boy stands with his goat on a hill overlooking new Jewish housing under construction in the Israeli settlement of Har Homa, between Jerusalem and Bethlehem, in the West Bank, January 3, 2017. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI
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A billboard advertises new Jewish housing under construction in the Israeli settlement of Har Homa, between Jerusalem and Bethlehem, in the West Bank, January 3, 2017. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI
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Palestinian workers eat their lunch on the ground outside new Jewish housing under construction in the Israeli settlement of Har Homa, between Jerusalem and Bethlehem, in the West Bank, January 3, 2017. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI
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Cranes stand near new Jewish housing under construction in the Israeli settlement of Har Homa, between Jerusalem and Bethlehem, in the West Bank, January 3, 2017. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI
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An overview of Jewish housing in the Israeli settlement of Har Homa, between Jerusalem and Bethlehem, in the West Bank, January 3, 2017. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI
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Palestinian workers build new Jewish housing in the Israeli settlement of Ma'ale Adumim, near Jerusalem, in the West Bank, December 28, 2016. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI
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