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News, June 2012
Israeli Occupation Government Sanctions Expansion of Illegal Israeli Settlements by 850 New Housing Units, Amidst Settler Attacks in Nablus, Hebron
Israeli gov’t sanctions the building of 850 housing units in WB
[ 07/06/2012 - 09:22 AM ]
The Israeli government of Benjamin Netanyahu has sanctioned the construction of 850 new housing units in four settlements in the West Bank.
Hebrew sources said that Netanyahu gave the green light for the building of those units in a cabinet session on Wednesday.
They added that the housing units would be built in Gush Etzion in Al-Khalil, Efrat in Bethlehem, Karni Shimorn, north of the West Bank, and Beit El in Ramallah, which got the biggest number with 300 units.
Netanyahu pledged to expand the settlements in the West Bank especially Beit El within his plan to link those settlements to the Jordan Valley settlements.
Ulpana Legalization Bill Fails; Government Decides To Build 551 Units
The Israeli Knesset voted against the proposed 'Regulation Bill' on Wednesday. The bill would have retroactively legalized settlements in the West Bank. The bill was intended to avoid the implementation of a ruling made by Israel’s High Court that ruled in favor in evicting five homes illegally built in the Ulpana outpost.
The Israeli Knesset
voted down a bill that was introduced in order to legalize homes built
in the illegal Ulpana settlement, in Beit El, near the central West Bank
city of Ramallah. Instead Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu,
and Housing and Construction Minister, Ariel Atias, decided to build 551
houses in illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank.
Multiple Settler Attacks on Thursday Morning
Palestinians in the West Bank were attacked in various locations on
Thursday morning by settlers.
Settlers Prevent Palestinians from Entering their Lands
Settlers of the Sosia settlement in east Yatta, North of Hebron,
protected by the Israeli military, prevented Palestinian families from
reaching their agricultural lands on Wednesday despite a court ruling
which gave Palestinians the right to be on the land.
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