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News, August 2011
7,000 New Illegal Israeli Settlement Units in Jerusalem, More Theft of Palestinian Lands to Appease Israeli Protesters
Construction of 7,000 new illegal Israeli settlement units in Jerusalem under way
[ 06/08/2011 - 11:04 AM ]
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)--
The Israeli occupation government is planning on carrying out plans to build 7,000 new illegal settlement units, built illegally on Palestinian lands in Jerusalem, Israeli media outlets have reported.
Underway construction plans in the occupied city have accumulated since US Vice-President Joe Biden last visited a year and a half ago.
Now plans to build 1,328 units in Ramat Shalom will be put to the expedited building committee formed by Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu in 60 days. These were the same plans that caused crisis between the US and Israel during the Biden visit.
A local planning and construction board also approved 900 homes to be built in the Gilo settlement, and another plan under discussion by the expedited building board for 625 units in Pisgat Ze’ev is slated to begin taking effect.
A separate 930 units have been approved to be built in Har Homa (Jabal Abu Ghneim) between Jerusalem and Bethlehem earlier this week.
Meanwhile, EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton has condemned the recent approval of the Har Homa project, saying that she was ‘’disappointed’’ by the decision.
‘’The European Union has repeatedly urged the government of Israel to immediately end all settlement activities in the West Bank, including in East Jerusalem. All settlement activities are illegal under international law,’’ she added in a statement.
930 New Units Approved in the Illegal Settlement of Har Homa
In what appears to be a response to the ongoing housing crisis in the
Zionist State of Israel, the Israeli occupation government has on
Thursday given final approval to build housing units in the illegal
Israeli settlement of Har Homa, which is built illegally on the
Palestinian mountain of Abu Ghunaim. (This means
more theft of Palestinian lands to appease Israeli protesters on the
expense of the Palestinian people).
EU 'profoundly disappointed' by new settlement plan
Ma'an, Friday 05/08/2011 (updated) 07/08/2011 11:01
BRUSSELS (AFP) --
EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton on Friday roundly
disapproved Israel's go-ahead to the building of 900 new homes in east
Jerusalem, saying new settlements damaged the prospects for peace.
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