Israel Approves Construction of Four Thousand Settlement Units in Jerusalem

Jerusalem, MINA – Israeli Occupation through the Planning and Building Committee of the Municipality of Jerusalem approved construction of more than 4,000 residential units throughout the occupied Jerusalem city.

Israel Today reported that it had agreed to develop 4,416 residential units in the city.

In addition, according to Safa’s report quoted by MINA, Wednesday, there is an allocation of 23,576 square meters for business purposes and 4,253 for trade purposes.

The agreement included the construction of 464 residential units in the Gilo neighborhood, 180 units in Kiryat Yovel and 375 units in Kiryat Menahem.

Jerusalem Mayor, Moshe Li’on praised the agreement. He said that “it is good news for him and young couples in the city.”

Israel has accelerated settlement building in East Jerusalem since US President Donald Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel last year.

At present, around 600,000 Israelis have lived in more than 100 Jewish settlements built in the West Bank and East Jerusalem since Israel occupied the area in 1967.

Meanwhile, Palestinians want these regions and the Gaza Strip as an independent Palestinian territory in the future.

International law views the West Bank and East Jerusalem as “occupied territories” and states that all Jewish settlement building activities there are illegal. (T/Sj/P2)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)