Report: Record levels of settlement in the Jerusalem area under Netanyahu-Trump

The Israeli Occupation Authorities are continuing their settlement plans at an increasing pace, according to the weekly settlement report issued by the National Office for the Defense of Land.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced last week the establishment of a new settlement in the settlement of "Dolev" in the center of the occupied West Bank.

Netanyahu said he had instructed the director general of his office to present a plan for approval at a nearby planning and construction committee session, to establish a new settlement neighborhood in the settlement, where the settlement will include 300 new housing units.

The head of the occupation government: "deepen our roots and hit our enemies. We will continue to strengthen and develop settlements."

Netanyahu's instructions to build the new settlement were preceded by the approval of the so-called "Supreme Planning Council" of the so-called "Civil Administration" for the occupation this August, to deposit a plan to build 200 new housing units in the settlement "Metsad", and the implementation of a plan to build 100 housing units in The settlement of Ebe Hanhal.

The settlements are located east of the Gush Etzion settlement bloc in the Bethlehem area.

The Supreme Planning Council also approved the legalization of a public institution in the settlement of Giv'at, and the construction of a street for buildings planned by the Israeli occupation authorities.

In the so-called "Central Israel Brigade" and its settlement outposts in the West Bank, the District Planning and Construction Committee decided to deposit a master plan for the Modi'in settlement, which extends inside the West Bank and reaches the borders of the town of Beit Sira in Ramallah. A long-term policy for the settlement, which spans over 50,000 dunums.

The plan aims to increase the population of "Modi'in" settlement, which was built twenty years ago, to about a quarter of a million settlers, and includes 23 thousand housing units and inhabited by about 89 thousand settlers.

According to the new plan, which was prepared by the settlement municipality with government ministries, institutions and settlement associations, the population of the settlement will multiply several times.

In addition to the housing units, the plan includes the construction of a huge commercial center, a medical center, an academic center and a railway, and the improvement of the internal network of settlement roads and streets.

Three years ago, the District Planning and Construction Committee in the Central District of the so-called "Israeli Planning Department" approved a plan to build 4,200 new housing units in Modi'in, 1,050 housing units, including small, young couples and commercial and industrial areas of 23,000 square meters. An area of ​​1140 acres to the west of road No. 3.

In the Palestinian valleys, settlers started to establish a new outpost on land threatened with confiscation by the Israeli authorities in the Farsiya area in the northern Jordan Valley.

The new outpost is located on the hill opposite the settlement of "Mekhola" from the south-east of the settlement of "Salit" and north of the Persian settlement, where the settlers raised the "Israeli flag" on a pole and placed in the outpost, which may form a link between the settlements "Mekhola" and "Salit" ".

The occupation authorities also seized large areas of the village of Dirastia west of Salfit and the village of Kafr Laqf east of Qalqilya to build settlement units, where the occupation authorities decided to build 120 settlement units in the basin "19" in the location of Khalat Hefna of the territory of Dirastia, basin " 4) from the site of Katain raid from the territory of the village of Kafr Laqef, and gave the owners of the land seized a period of objection for 60 days.

Some of these lands belong to the state treasury, while others are private property belonging to 17 farmers from the two villages.

The occupation seeks to transform the land from the bush and nature reserve in favor of building new settlement units in the area.

In Bethlehem, the Israeli occupation forces swept areas of land in al-Makhour area, northwest of Beit Jala, to build an underground tunnel linking Jerusalem to the Gush Etzion settlement complex approximately one kilometer within the framework of the expansion of bypass road no. It is worth mentioning that the sweeping will take away tens of dunums of land in Beit Jala, in light of the fierce settlement attack on the area.

In the governorate of Ramallah and Al-Bireh, the Israeli occupation forces razed an agricultural road in Al-Ain area of ​​Al-Tira village, west of Ramallah. The village council rehabilitated it a year ago to facilitate the movement of citizens to their lands and students while they were going to their school. to her.

The 800-meter-long road helps students reach their school overlooking 443 Street in a short period of time. "Beit Haroun" forcibly razed on the land of citizens, as part of an expansionist settlement plan that the occupation seeks to implement.

New data show that settlement construction in the vicinity of occupied Jerusalem has reached record levels since Donald Trump's election victory over the last 20 years.

The Israeli government has increased the pace of settlement construction in the vicinity of occupied Jerusalem under the administration of US President Donald Trump, amid a change in the White House's political engagement with settlement activities in violation of international laws in the occupied West Bank, noting that the previous US administrations considered the settlement as an obstacle to " Peace process "in the Middle East.

The Trump administration turned a blind eye to settlement activity in the Palestinian territories.In April 2018, the US State Department stopped using the term "occupied territories," referring to the West Bank, including East Jerusalem.

In addition, several statements were made by US officials concerned with the Palestinian file and close to President Trump, including the US ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, and the US special envoy for the Middle East, Jason Greenblatt.

It is estimated that since the occupation of East Jerusalem in 1967, Israel has established dozens of settlements in the periphery of Jerusalem, and has built at least 55,000 housing units, and between 2017 and 2018, following Trump's victory in the US presidential election, a dramatic escalation in the pace Settlement construction in the occupied city, where 1861 new housing units were approved, an increase of 58% compared to 2015 and 2016 in light of the wide variation in building permits granted to Jerusalemites, who exceed 38% of the total population of Jerusalem, and did not exceed the percentage of building permits Approved by the Skip Committee In the towns and neighborhoods of occupied Jerusalem, only 16.5% of the total building permits are owned by the Israeli government.

In Jerusalem, the Elad Settlement Association and the Occupation Antiquities Authority continue to expand and deepen excavations south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the Umayyad palaces, where the Department of Antiquities conducts the largest excavation, excavation and targeting of the foundations of Al-Aqsa Mosque and transports large quantities of dust with containers similar to those transported. Heavy weights, which are removed from the door of the Moroccans, where there are covered containers at the entrance of Buraq Square, and this process continues until the night, and there are sounds of digging and transporting dust from the south-western region, apparently, in order to complement the excavations conducted by the Department of Antiquities with "Elad settlement" F. Southern tunnel called the visitor center in the valley sweet to the inside of the walls of the old town down towards the Al-Aqsa Mosque Buraq Square.

Meanwhile, Israeli Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz plans to raise funds to foreign countries in order to encourage them to move their embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The donations are expected to come from Jewish and other donors from around the world, and will allow Katz to encourage countries to open embassies in Jerusalem, which she has previously said would withhold funding.

According to some sources, the Attorney General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs agreed to the initiative to become a government decision, pointing out that the goal of Cats to move as many embassies as possible to Jerusalem. The donations are likely to be raised during Israel's 70th anniversary celebrations. The pro-Likud Yisrael Hume newspaper and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu unveiled at the end of last month a plan by Katz to ask the government to finance the transfer of embassies.

On the other hand, it is estimated that the US government has the rights of the Palestinian people in their efforts to rescue Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of the "Israeli elections" to be held in mid-September has offered to offer more bribes and free gifts to the Israeli right, as echoes in the corridors of the US capital expressed the President US President Donald Trump at the recent G7 summit in France, expressed his willingness to accept the mediation of French President Emmanuel Macron to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, perhaps on the sidelines of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York next month, for a price Netanyahu Doanh.

The price would be US President Donald Trump's approval of Netanyahu's declaration of annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank, to serve the latter, who faces great challenges in his efforts to win a new round as prime minister of "Israel" after his previous attempt failed.

The settlers continued their incursions and attacks against Palestinians in different areas of the West Bank, the most prominent of which were as follows:

In Jerusalem, the Israeli occupation forces forced Mohammed Abbasi to demolish his house in the Wadi Qaddoum neighborhood of Silwan. The owner of the house, Mohammed Abbasi, he proceeded to continue the process of self-demolition of his house, after receiving a compulsory order from the municipality of occupation, otherwise it will be demolished by bulldozers of the occupation.

The Abbasi family demolished part of the house to avoid the high cost of demolition if the demolition of the Israeli occupation forces, while a group of settlers assaulted a Red Crescent ambulance and vehicles for citizens to throw stones towards it near the bridge of Jaba east of Jerusalem.

In Hebron, a group of settlers returned to a building near the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron, after the so-called Civil Administration decided last week that these settlers had half of the rights to the building in question. When he was taken over by 15 Jewish families, a week later they were evacuated and his entrance closed. The settlers' association, Al-A'deen Real Estate, claims that it bought the house from the heirs of the original owner, Mohammed Abu Shahla, in 2015, while the so-called Civil Administration decided that the settlers did not buy the house legally and that it belonged to a Palestinian family. Decision, it was decided that further discussion should be held in the Civil Administration. Last week, the Civil Administration decided to divide the ownership of the building between the settlers' association and the heirs of Ibrahim Hassan Abu Rajab.

In Bethlehem, the Israeli occupation forces demolished a house and a restaurant in al-Makhour area northwest of Beit Jala in Bethlehem.

The owner of the restaurant and the house Ramzi Qaysia said that the Israeli occupation forces handed him a week ago a notification of the demolition decision. License in the neighborhood of Ain Joiza.

The soldiers took pictures of some houses, which raised the concern of citizens intending to demolish the demolition of other houses, especially as the neighborhood is targeted by his houses, institutions and various facilities demolished.

In Ramallah, settlers attacked Palestinians' vehicles with stones near Ein Ayoub junction in the village of Ras Karkar, west of Ramallah, an area near the bypass road. .

The occupation continues to close the main road in Deir Bzeih, the so-called "grape area", which is taken daily by nearly 60 thousand citizens from villages west of Ramallah, forcing them to take alternative routes difficult and unqualified.

Also in Nablus, settlers attacked Palestinian vehicles south of the city. Dozens of settlers were present at the Hawara checkpoint, Burin junction and Yitzhar settlement road, and threw stones at Palestinian vehicles, causing varying damage.

Settlers also attacked a used car complex in the village of Huwara, smashing the windows of a number of vehicles.

In Salfit, a number of settlers stormed the eastern side of Rafat village and attacked Palestinian houses and threw stones, causing windows to be broken and vandalized.

These properties belong to Amjad Ayyash, Majdi Walid Ayyash, Abdel Rahman Ayyash and Mahmoud Yousef Shehadeh.

The occupation authorities completely isolated the citadel of Deir Semaan after the archaeological inspectors from the occupation had already been seen moving stones and columns.

The Israeli occupation army also broke into hundreds of settlers in the town of Salfit, and 600 settlers stormed the village of Kafel Haris to perform prayers at the tomb of Joshua Ben Nun.

Finally, in the Jordan Valley, the Israeli occupation forces destroyed water lines in the village of Bardala in the northern Jordan Valley, and notified the removal of a fence belonging to the Challenge School (10) in "Ibzek" northeast of Tubas.


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