Israel plans to increase the number of settlers in West Bank to one million

Days of Palestine – West Bank – The weekly settlement report prepared by the National Bureau for Land Defense and Settlement Resistance stated that the governorates of the West Bank have recently witnessed unprecedented orgies and widespread attacks by settlers, while the occupation plans to increase their numbers to one million.

The report issued on Saturday indicated that most of the settlers’ attacks were concentrated in closing road junctions between cities and governorates in the occupied West Bank.

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Moreover, the physical attacks, sabotaging property and throwing stones at Palestinian vehicles and homes especially in Jerusalem, Hebron and Bethlehem villages.

The report pointed to the repeated attacks by groups of extremist settlers and” youth of the hills “in the Nablus governorate against Palestinian citizens on the bypass roads near the settlement of” Yitzhar “, which is considered a stronghold of Jewish terror organizations in the area, in addition to their attacks on the property and lands of citizens in the governorates of Salfit and the Jordan Valley.”

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The report touched upon the dissolution of the Knesset, saying: “After the failure to reach a settlement of differences over the general budget of the occupation, the Knesset was dissolved and the occupying power is facing new parliamentary elections in March of next year, the fourth in two years.”

The report stated: The competition for the voices of the Right-Wing and the extreme right and its solid core from the settlers remains the master of the situation, which explains the claim of the Israeli Minister of Settlement, Tzachi Hanegbi, that his government will proceed with the implementation of the vision based on bringing more than a million Jews to settlements in the West Bank, during his participation in the opening of a building New to the industrial zone council in “Shaer Binyamin”, inside “Psagot” settlement.

In the implementation of this vision to bring in a million settlers, the Minister of Transportation in the occupation government, Miri Regev, approved the project of constructing a huge settlement bypass road in the northern West Bank, devouring thousands of agricultural dunams, and thus allocated 76 million shekels to cover the expenses of the project, and it was called the “milk bypass” which passes near From the village of Western Laban. “

With regard to settlement plans, the Israeli occupation authorities also published a tender to build 290 settlement units in Gilo settlement, south of occupied Jerusalem, after the construction plan was approved in November 2019.

(Source / 26.12.2020)

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