Jerusalem, 11 Rabi’ul Akhir 1438/10 January 2017 (MINA) – The Israeli Planning Committee of Occupied Jerusalem is about to approve the construction of 390 illegal settlement units in East Jerusalem, outside the Green Line.
According to Hebrew-speaking media sources, the approval of the units has been postponed several times as it coincided with the political speech of US Secretary of State John Kerry and with the UN Security Council vote against the settlement activity in Palestinian lands occupied in 1967, the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) reported.
The committee is to approve 170 settlement units in Ramot Shlomo settlement and 220 units in Ramot outpost, in addition to the construction of a synagogue and a kindergarten.
2016 witnessed a swift upsurge in the number of illegal settlement units in eastern Occupied Jerusalem.
Israeli occupation authorities have been striving to approve 5,600 new settlement units in the area.(T/R04/RS05)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)