West Bank, MINA – Israeli occupation forces build the construction of new shortcuts to serve the entry of illegal Jewish settlers in West Bank, despite receive protests from Palestinians.
An Israeli newspaper, Hume said that the road construction work began yesterday, aimed at building a seven-kilometer shortcut to Beit Ummar in south of occupied West Bank, thus quoted from Arab 48 on Monday, November 4.
Israeli authorities approved the construction of six years ago and called it “the heart of Judea”. It was expected to open in 2022.
The newspaper points out that the road is part of a wider transportation plan, developed by Council of Settlements, with the aim of connecting residential areas in the south and north of West Bank and Jordan Valley.
“Shortcuts are an integral part of improving settlement infrastructure. Two years ago, the shortcut plan was approved, “said the head of settlement council, Hananil Dorni.
Dorni added that the Ministry of Transportation, Finance, Security, Prime Minister’s Office and Civil Administration were partners in the settlement plan.
“Infrastructure development in Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) is undoubtedly the key to bringing one million more settlers and advancing Israeli sovereignty over the region,” he said.
The occupation authority is working to mark route in the first phase of settlement project. In April, roads will be built and paved. The cost of project is 320 million NIS. (T/Sj/P2)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)