The Israeli government has given the go ahead for the construction of over 800 new settler homes.
The latest Jewish only settlements are to be constructed in the occupied West Bank.
The plan is likely to further frustrate US sponsored peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.
Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas has warned that continued settlement building will bring negotiations to an end.
Two weeks ago Israel announced 20,000 new settler homes in the West Bank.
Under pressure from the US, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cancelled the order.
In response the Palestinian negotiating team resigned but Abbas has yet to accept the resignations.