Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday sanctioned a meeting on Monday by a government planning and construction committee to approve the construction of 660 new settlement units in East Jerusalem, Israeli media said.

Israel's Channel 10 said the new settlement units would be constructed in Ramat Shlomo settlement in East Jerusalem. It added that the committee would also approve new service projects in occupied West Bank settlements.

Netanyahu approved last week a plan for the construction of 1,060 new settlement units in Jerusalem.

The new settlement units include 660 that will be built in the northern neighborhood of Ramot Shlomo, and another 400 in Har Homa in the south, according to Israel Radio.

Israel occupied East Jerusalem during the 1967 Six-Day War. It later unilaterally annexed Jerusalem, claiming it as the capital – a move never recognized by the international community.

International law views the West Bank and East Jerusalem as "occupied territories," and considers as illegal all Jewish settlements constructed on these territories.

Anadolu Agency