An Israeli official says the Housing and Construction minister is planning to approve the construction of hundreds of buildings in West Bank settlements.
Shas party spokesman Roi Lachmanovitch says that Zeev Boim will approve construction on Sunday in the Beitar Illit settlement near Jerusalem, and other areas.
The Shas religious party is a member of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's coalition.
Shas' announcement Wednesday came just hours before President Bush was slated to arrive in Israel.
The Palestinians demand in the talks that Israel stop building in areas they want for a future state, but Israel continues to ignore these demands despite its ealier pledges.
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