Israeli Channel 7, on Monday morning, said that Israeli authorities approved a new central cemetery for settlers, to be established in an industrial zone, to the south of Hebron, northern West Bank.

PNN reports that, according to the station, this is the first central cemetery to be built in 20 years, and will be established in agreement with other settlement councils.

The cemetery will take up the width of 140 dunams, and is expected to include 25 thousand graves.

More than half a million settlers are living in settlements in the occupied West Bank. The expansion and construction is ongoing even though settlements are illegal in international law.