Israel approves construction of more settler units

Israel has approved plans to build more illegal settlement units in East al-Quds (Jerusalem).

International Middle East Media Center reported on its website on Tuesday, the Israeli authorities have given the green light to the construction of 182 settler units in the city.

The units are to be built inside the illegal settlement of Ramat northwest of the city. The settlement units are reportedly going to be handed to Israeli security forces.

On January 21, Israeli settlement watchdog Peace Now said that the Israeli civil administration, which falls under the ministry of military affairs, plans to build 381 settler units in the Givat Zeev settlement in East al-Quds (Jerusalem).

The announcement for the construction of settler units came after Tel Aviv unveiled plans on January 10 to build more than 1,800 settler units in East al-Quds and other parts of the occupied West Bank.

The existence and continued expansion of the Israeli settlements in occupied Palestine remains a major obstacle to the peace in the Middle East.

The Israeli regime has been under fire from the international community, including its own allies, over its expansionist policies.

Over half a million Israelis live in more than 120 settlements built since Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank including East al-Quds in 1967.

The United Nations and most countries regard the Israeli settlements as illegal because the territories were captured by Israel in a war in 1967 and are thus subject to the Geneva Conventions, which forbids construction on occupied lands.

By Press TV


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