Israel Approves Plan To Expand Colonies In Occupied West Bank

The Israeli government has approved, Wednesday, plans for expanding illegal colonies on Palestinian lands in the occupied West Bank.

Israeli Ynet News said Israel approved new construction in Jewish settlements, which also marks the first decision of its kind since the new Prime Minister Naftali Bennet took office.

The plan was approved by the subcommittee in charge of colonialist activities, in the so-called “Civil Administration Office”, the administrative branch of Israel’s illegal occupation.

Ynet stated that the subcommittee approved what it called a “limited construction plan” in the illegal colonies of Yitzhar, Elkana, and Mishor Adumim.

In early May of this year, the Israeli government announced plans for the construction of at least 392 units in illegal Israeli colonies, on more than 432.1 Dunams of Palestinian lands.

All of Israel’s colonies in the occupied West Bank, including those in and around occupied East Jerusalem, are illegal under International Law, the Fourth Geneva Convention in addition to various United Nations and Security Council resolutions. They also constitute war crimes under International Humanitarian Law.

(Source / 25.06.2021)

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