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.
(www.presstv.ir / 11.08.2011)