Israel prepares to build 610 settlement units in Jerusalem and Ramallah

JERUSALEM _ Palestine News Network

Israeli occupation authorities will build 300 settlement units north-east of Ramallah, in addition to 310 other units in occupied Jerusalem, according to data released by the Hebrew media on Thursday.

According to the seventh Hebrew Channel, the Israeli occupation authorities began to bulldoze Palestinian land near the settlement of "Beit El " north-east of Ramallah (north of occupied Jerusalem).

The Hebrew channel explained that the dredging near the "Beit El" came as a prelude to the construction of 300 new settlement units in the settlement, which the head of the Israeli occupation Government had recently decided to build.

Israeli bulldozers belonging to Israeli contractors began bulldozing the land today, on which the new settlement units would be erected, she said.

The bid includes the construction of two high-level 10-storey architecture, which includes underground parking, said the cap Klugmann, director of the company that won the bidding for the construction of settlement units.

Channel 7 revealed that the planning and Construction Committee in the occupied Jerusalem area will discuss two settlement planners in the eastern neighbourhoods of Jerusalem, one of which is a tethudi targeting an alley in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood north of the Old City, for the first time since the occupation of Jerusalem in 1967.

The occupation authorities claim that the construction will take place on two plots belonging to Jewish settlers abroad. He pointed out that there are houses where Arabs reside on the targeted land.

According to the Hebrew channel, notices have been placed on the houses on Thursday asking the Arab residents to evacuate them on the basis of a complaint lodged by the settlement "Naabat Chamoun".

The planners include the construction of 15 settlement units in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood, central Jerusalem, 75 settlement units in Beit Hanina, north of the occupied city, and 220 in the settlement of "Nouf Zion ", south of the city.

Most of the houses threatened with confiscation in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood are Waqf properties, confiscated by the occupation, in favour of the so-called "absentee Property Keeper", and then transferred to the so-called "public values", which he acted upon and transferred to Jewish families.

The Israeli "Peace Now " movement revealed several days ago that settlement construction in the settlements tripled in the second quarter of 2018 compared to the first quarter.

In a statement released last Monday, the movement said that during the second quarter of 2018, 794 settlement units had been built, compared with 279 settlement units built in the first quarter of the same year.

She noted that in the first half of 2018, 1073 settlement units had been built in Israeli settlements, compared with only 870 units in the first half of 2017.

She said that the Netanyahu government continues to destroy opportunities for the progress of the peace process, adding that ongoing settlement activity is destroying the two-state solution.

I have indicated that since the election of Donald Trump, approvals for settlement plans and tenders for settlement construction have increased, and we have now begun to see the results on the ground.

On December 23, 2016, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution No. "2334 " urging the end of settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories, calling on Tel Aviv to stop its settlement activities in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, and Israel's failure to legitimize its settlements in the territories. Occupied Palestinian territory in 1967.

 

 

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