Occupied Palestine (QNN)- The Israeli government announced that it will approve a new plan to build 3000 settlement units throughout occupied West Bank.
Israeli media reported on Wednesday that Netanyahu said that a plan to build 3000 settlement units throughout the West Bank will be approved within the next couple of weeks.
Netanyahu’s statement was made addressing Likud supporters ahead of the party’s inner election on Thursday. He stated that the plan will include the expansion of several settlements.
Illegal settlers in the West Bank and Jerusalem are estimated to 670,000. 228,500 of them live in illegal settlements in occupied Jerusalem in violation of international law.
The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, had recently announced that his country does not consider the settlements illegal anymore, reversing the US’ longstanding policy on Israeli settlements.
International Criminal Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda announced last Friday that the court will launch an investigation into Israeli war crimes in the West Bank, Gaza, and Jerusalem, which include the construction of illegal settlements.
(Source / 25.12.2019)