Prime Minister of the far-right Israeli government, Benjamin Netanyahu, decided Thursday, June 22, to legalize the “Avitar” Israeli settlement outpost built on Palestinian lands in the Beita town, south of Nablus, and not to evacuate it.
The Israeli Channel 13 said that Netanyahu was, throughout the last period, between two options, either to satisfy the Israeli settlers and their representatives in the government, or to respond to pressure of the US administration to evacuate this outpost. Now, Netanyahu decided to license the outpost and as his allies in the government want.
Yesterday, Israeli settlers marched to the “Avitar” outpost. The channel confirmed that Netanyahu was aware of it in advance, and that the occupation army had received instructions to disregard the march.
Over the past two day, Seven illegal Israeli settlement outposts have been established in the West Bank with the knowledge of the Israeli political leadership.
The Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced two days ago the approve of building 1,000 additional housing units in the Eli settlement, which will be referred to the Higher Planning Council of the Civil Administration for approval next week.
The new far-right Israeli government coalition is pushing ahead with plans to establish and expand settlement units on Palestinian lands across the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem.
Last week, Israeli occupation informed the US administration of its intention to announce the approval of building at least 4,000 illegal settlement units across the occupied West Bank.
Over 650,000 Israeli settlers live currently in 164 illegal settlements and 124 outposts built on the stolen Palestinian lands of the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem.