Israeli left-wing movement Peace Now revealed that Israeli occupation authorities are planning to build 615 settlement units in the occupied West Bank.
In a statement, the movement pointed out that the Israeli occupation authorities discussed a plan to construct 554 settlement units in Givat Zeev settlement, two in Beit Aryeh settlement, and another one in Gitamar settlement.
The movement made it clear that annexing the Palestinian lands is part of the main agenda of the new Israeli government, warning that the newly-discussed plans are a preparatory step for building a new settlement near Salfit.
“The decisions to promote more than 550 settlement units in one settlement, in addition to putting forward a project to build a new settlement, join previous annexing plans adopted by the current Israeli government,” the movement added.
The statement added that previous plans included the legalization of 15 settlement outposts, upgrading thousands of settlement units, and disengagement in the northern West Bank.
A recent UN report indicated that from 2012 to 2022, the number of Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank had grown from 520,000 to over 700,000.