Israeli occupation approves about 3,000 settler homes in occupied West Bank

Days Of Palestine – West Bank – The Israeli occupation authority on Wednesday approved plans for the construction of more than 3,557 settler housing units in east Jerusalem, according to Peace Now, an anti-settlement monitoring group.

Peace Now said the construction of these settler homes would largely cut off the city from the southern part of the occupied West Bank, further complicating any efforts to create a functioning Palestinian state.

The projects were approved by a municipal committee and will be considered by a district committee on January 17.

However, it would likely be years before any construction takes place, but Peace Now says once the approval process is underway, it becomes increasingly difficult to freeze the plans.

One plan would build 1,465 housing units between the illegal settlements of Givat Hamatos and Har Homa, further cutting off east Jerusalem from the Palestinian city of Bethlehem and the southern West Bank. Another 2,092 homes would be built elsewhere in east Jerusalem.

(Source / 06.01.2022)

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