Israel's Defense Ministry approved the construction of 90 housing units in the West Bank settlement of Beit El.
Residents and supporters of the Ulpana neighborhood in the West Bank held a morning prayer service as moving vans arrived to evacuate them from the disputed properties.
An Israeli government committee approved a compromise agreement with the families of the Ulpana neighborhood under which they would leave voluntarily.
The clock is ticking for 30 Jewish settler families in the West Bank. Israel's Supreme Court has said their homes sit on privately-owned Palestinian land and as an eviction deadline draws near, they say they will not go quietly.
Israel's government coupled its compliance with a Supreme Court order to remove buildings from a neighborhood on the outskirts of the Beit El settlement with the announcement of new construction in several West Bank areas.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he will submit a plan to legalize several West Bank outposts and avoid the demolition of another.
The Netherlands canceled a visit by Israeli mayors because the group included the leaders of West Bank settlements.