Israeli settlers caused a stir on Sunday, when they built new illegal housing units in the Homesh outpost to the west of Nablus, just days after the announcement from the Israeli Defense Minister, Yoav Gallant, that settlers would be allowed to return to the evacuated settlement.
Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant has reportedly granted permission for settlers to erect a new building for a religious school in the West Bank.
Dozens of settlers attended a special ceremony to celebrate the occasion, according to a report released by Israel Hayom.
Two months after its passage in the Israeli Knesset, the repeal of the disengagement law has gone into effect.
Yossi Dagan, the leader of the settlements in the northern region of the West Bank, has labeled the event as a “historic” response to the number of Palestinian operations that have taken place over the last few months.
The United States government has voiced its strong opposition to the Israeli government’s decision to allow Jewish settlers to re-establish the Homesh settlements, warning that any efforts to legitimize this arrangement must not be attempted.
French also has raised concerns that the construction of the settlement Homesh is a violation of international law.