The Israeli occupation is taking steps to further expand its presence in the occupied West Bank, constructing infrastructure to boost illegal Jewish settlements.
The Israeli occupation has drawn plans for a new bypass road connecting two Palestinian towns near occupied Jerusalem to the Ma’ale Adumim settlement, which would be inaccessible to Palestinians.
The road is part of a larger plan called E1, which would build thousands of housing units for Jewish settlers in that area and connect them to East Jerusalem.
This could have serious implications for the two-state solution, as it would divide the north of the West Bank from the south and the West Bank from East Jerusalem, making it difficult for Palestinians to have a viable independent state.
Despite talk of annexation being off the table, settlement construction continues in the West Bank.