Days of Palestine

Thursday, June 1

Israeli Occupation Approves 1,250 Settler Homes in Illegal “Gilo” Settlement, Jerusalem

M.Y | DOP -

The Israeli Occupation authorities approved the expansion of the illegal settlement of Gilo on the outskirts of Jerusalem, with 1250 new settlement units.

The Israeli Ministry of Construction and Housing, the so-called Land Authority and Israeli real estate companies have reached a joint agreement to build 1,250 new settler homes on the southern slopes of the Gilo settlement.

The plan in the first phase includes the construction of 27 buildings that ranges from from 9 to 13 floors, while the second phase of the plan includes 4 residential towers, each with 20 to 24 floors to overlook the mountains of the southern West Bank.

The settlement area will be called the “Gila Cliffs,” as the plan comes within a large project that includes the development of roads, infrastructure, public areas, parks, commercial and employment areas southwest of the tunnels linking Jerusalem to the Gush Etzion settlement.