Days of Palestine

Saturday, February 4

New Israeli settlement plan in Jerusalem

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Israeli Minister of Public Security Gilad Erdan has been seeking “security solutions” to build new Israeli Jewish settlement in occupied Jerusalem.

Israeli TV’s Channel 1 reported that the plan includes building hundreds of new settlement units near Ras Al-Amoud neighbourhood in occupied Jerusalem. It cited security issues as having caused the delay.

The website reported that the proposed security solutions, including the expansion of security systems in the roads leading up to the planned settlement, are being studied.

On Sunday, Erdan and a number of Israeli police officers carried out a tour in the target area to examine the proposed security solutions, noting that he also visited the new synagogue which was opened in the area on last Thursday.

The TV channel, on its website, reported Erdan saying he would afford personal security for “every Jewish family that decides to reside in Silwan”.

UN Security Council passed a resolution on 23 December 2016, calling on Israel to “immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem.

It considered the establishment of settlements by Israel has no legal validity and constitutes a flagrant violation under international law.