Days of Palestine

Friday, March 31

Israeli Occupation Approves Building of about 1,200 New Settler Units in occupied Jerusalem 

Israeli Occupation to Build 1,230 Israeli Settlement Units in Jerusalem
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Israeli occupation approved on Thursday, 02 February 2023 plans for the building of more than a thousand new settler units in occupied Jerusalem.

Local Palestinian sources reported that Israeli occupation officials gave the green light for plans to build nearly 1,200 units as well as other structures for commercial and public purposes on confiscated Palestinian lands in the neighborhoods of al-Thuri, Jabel al-Mukaber, and Sur Baher.

Encouraged by former US president Donald Trump’s all-out support, Israel stepped up its illegal settlement construction activities in defiance of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334, which pronounced settlements in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem “a flagrant violation under international law.”

More than 650,000 colonial settlers were distributed among 164 illegal settlements and 124 outposts built on the stolen lands of occuiped West Bank and Jerusalem. 

The West Bank and Jerusalem lands are occupied territories based on International law due to this all Israeli settlement-building activities there are illegal.