The government has announced it will fund settlements’ efforts to monitor illegal Palestinian construction in Area C — areas of the West Bank controlled by Israel under the Oslo Accards — using patrols and drones.

The Settlement Affairs Ministry announced Thursday that it was allocating  NIS 20 million for the effort.

“With Prime Minister  Netanyahu’s approval, we are going in with full momentum to the campaign against the hostile takeover of Area C,” Settlement Affairs Minister Tzachi Hanegbi said.

KAN's Mark Weiss spoke with Naomi Kahn , the head of the International Division of Regavim, the right-wing NGO which has been raising the issue of illegal Palestinian building in the West Bank, for years.