1100 New Settlement Units to Isolate Occupied Jerusalem

Photo: PIC

Al-Quds, MINA – Haaretz Hebrew newspaper unveiled on Thursday a settlement project plan that includes 1100 new settlement units and aims at separating Occupied Jerusalem from Ramallah city and the West Bank.

The newspaper revealed that the plan, which is in an advanced implementation stage, was adopted by Israeli Ministry of Construction and Housing.

It stipulates expanding the construction boundaries in Occupied Jerusalem to the east and connects Naveh Ya’akov settlement to the outpost of Gevaa Benjamin east of the Separation Wall, the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) reported.

International law views the West Bank and East Jerusalem as occupied territories and considers all Jewish settlement-building activity on the land illegal.

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Roughly 500,000 Israelis now live in more than 100 Jewish-only settlements built since Israel occupied the Palestinian West Bank and east Jerusalem in 1967.

The Palestinians want these areas — along with the Gaza Strip — for the establishment of a future Palestinian state.(T/R04/RS5)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)