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 Israel Declares Building 1,000 Illegal Settlement Units on Stolen Palestinian Lands

December 19, 2011

 Israel declares plan to build more than 1,000 settlement units on Palestinian Lands in the West Bank

[ 19/12/2011 - 11:31 AM ]


The Israeli occupation apartheid government approved a plan to build more than 1,000 housing units in three illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank as part of a larger plan to build 6,000 units all over the occupied Palestinian lands.

According to Yedioth Ahronoth website, the Israeli ministry of housing and the bureau of Israel's lands prepared projects to build 1,028 units in three settlements in occupied Jerusalem and Bethlehem as a prelude to building 6,000 units in 44 settlements throughout the West Bank and Jerusalem.

It said the blueprints that were put forward for implementation include 348 housing units in Beitar Ilit settlement west of Bethlehem, 500 others in Har Homa settlement east of Jerusalem and 180 in Bzgat Ze'ev settlement north of Jerusalem.

The website noted the Israeli government pretended to postpone these settlement activities in the wake of the strong criticism it had received from the European Union states and the US, and persisted in expanding settlements furtively.

However, it approved several settlement projects without being affected by the European and American criticism, Yedioth added.

New Israeli plan to build 23 settlement units east of O. Jerusalem

[ 18/12/2011 - 09:45 AM ]


The Israeli occupation government apartheid district committee for planning and building in occupied Jerusalem approved a plan to build additional 23 housing units in a new illegal Israeli settlement outpost in Ras Al-Amud neighborhood east of the old city of Jerusalem.

Specialist in settlement affairs Ahmed Sob-Laban said this Israeli district committee approved a plan to add 23 housing units to two apartment buildings as well as to build a third building in place of a gas station and shops near settlement outpost Ma'aleh David, in which the building of 17 new housing units was endorsed two weeks ago by the same committee.

The specialist added this new settlement outpost is about 100 meters from outpost Ma'aleh David in Ras Al-Amud area and financed by notorious Zionist businessman Yousuf Sultan, a settler of Givat Ze'ev settlement north of Jerusalem.

This businessman claims he owns the land on which the gas station was built, he noted.

OCHA: Israel displaced 1000 Palestinians since January 2011

[ 18/12/2011 - 03:36 PM ]


The Israeli occupation authority’s feverish demolition of Palestinian homes has led to the displacement of at least 1000 Palestinian citizens in the course of 2011, a report by OCHA said.

The report, published on Saturday, said that the IOA razed ten Palestinian homes in the past week in occupied Jerusalem and the West Bank at the usual pretext of lack of construction permits.

For its part, Hamas issued a statement in the West Bank on Sunday warning that the IOA Judaization and settlement activity were on the rise.

It quoted OCHA reports as saying that 22 Palestinian houses were knocked down in December in occupied Jerusalem.


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