JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu approved building plans for 3,736 new units in Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, in what activists say is part of a new wave of construction spurred by the Trump administration’s more accommodating stance.

The units will be built in numerous settlements, including the contentious communities of Hebron, Migron and Beit El, on the outskirts of the de facto Palestinian capital, Ramallah, said an Israeli official who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Some of the units, which include homes, communal buildings and institutions, are set for isolated communities deep inside the territory Palestinians hope for as a state.

Most nations consider the settlements illegal.

“This year is looking to maybe even be a record year,” said Hagit Ofran, director of Settlement Watch for the left-leaning Peace Now orga nization. “It’s without doubt due to the fact that there have been changes in the White House.”

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