Israel’s incoming far-right government made the announcement a day before it is set to be sworn into office.

Benjamin Netanyahu’s incoming hardline Israeli government has put settlement expansion in the occupied West Bank at the top of its list of priorities, a day before it is set to be sworn into office.

Netanyahu’s Likud party released the new government’s policy guidelines on Wednesday, the first of which promises to “advance and develop settlement in all parts of the land of Israel

The commitment could put the new government on a collision course with Israel’s closest allies, including the United States, which opposes settlement construction on occupied territories.

Israel captured the West Bank in 1967 along with the Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem. The Palestinian Authority (PA) seeks the West Bank as the heartland of a future independent state.

However, Israel has constructed dozens of Jewish settlements, illegal under international law, that are now home to about 500,000 Israelis.

Approximately 2.5 million Palestinians live in the occupied West Bank and have their movements severely restricted by the Israeli military.