Israel OKs erecting 1,600 illegal units

Israel continues to expand illegal settlements in occupied Palestinian territories.
The Israeli regime has approved the construction of 1,600 new illegal settlement homes in East al-Quds (Jerusalem).

The settlement units will be built in the neighborhood of Ramat Shlomo in occupied Palestinian territories, AFP reported on Thursday.

Tel Aviv also plans to authorize the building of another 2,700 illegal housing units in the occupied land within “a couple of days,” according to Israeli officials.

The regime claims the construction has been endorsed because of the “economic crisis” in Israel.

Israelis have been protesting against rising housing prices and social inequalities since mid-July. The protesters demand a new taxation system (lower indirect taxes, higher direct taxes), free education and childcare, an end to the privatization of state-owned companies and more investment in social housing and public transport.

Israel occupied East al-Quds alongside the West Bank in 1967 and later annexed both territories. The international community has refused to recognize either of the moves.

In September 2010, the Israeli regime resumed the expansion of settlements in occupied Palestinian territories after a 10-month partial freeze, prompting the Palestinian Authority (PA) leaders to break off the US-sponsored talks with Tel Aviv that had resumed after a lengthy stalemate.

( / 11.08.2011)

One thought on “Israel OKs erecting 1,600 illegal units

  1. More and more land grabs and illegal settlements. Yet more and more utter disregard and disdain towards the International rule of law and a plethora of UN resolutions. In the meantime 50 congressmen and women are on a visit to Israel to pay homage to the puppet masters in Tel Aviv.

    Tell us oh civilised people of the world, what message should we the Palestinians take from this? What do you expect us to do?

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