On Sunday, Israeli media sources said the Israeli occupation prepared a plan to construct 9000 illegal settlement units on lands of the shuttered Qalandia airport, north of occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank.
The sources said that while the plan has not yet been officially approved, it is being discussed to be submitted for final approval before the constructions take place.
The plan aims to completely separate the northern parts of Jerusalem from the rest of the occupied West Bank.
Ahmad Roweidi, a Jerusalem Affairs advisor to president Mahmoud Abbas, said there are several colonialist plans Israel is trying to advance and implement to boost its colonialist military occupation in the West Bank, especially in and around the occupied capital, Jerusalem.
“Israel’s illegal colonialist activities violate all international laws and declarations, including the Fourth Geneva Convention, and must be stopped, especially the most dangerous plan E1 that aims at the complete isolation of occupied East Jerusalem from the rest of the West Bank and effectively killing any future peaceful resolution to the conflict, including the establishment of an independent, contiguous Palestinian state, by turning the West Bank into separated and isolated cantons without any geographical contiguity,” the official added.