Israel approves construction of new illegal settlements
The Israeli regime has approved four new settlement projects in the occupied West Bank, and is planning construction of 9,000 settlement units north of Jerusalem al-Quds, Palestinian and Israeli media report.
On Sunday, Israeli Transportation Minister Miri Regev approved the four new settlement projects in the occupied West Bank.
According to Palestine’s Ma’an news agency, which quoted Israel’s Channel 11, the Planning and Building Committee of the Jerusalem al-Quds Municipality has also begun the process of approving the construction of 9,000 settlement housing units in Atarot settlement, north of Jerusalem al-Quds.
Thousands of new settlement units will be built, according to the sources, near the abandoned Jerusalem International Airport (Qalandia), whose lands were occupied in the early 1970s.
The settlement expansion plan in Atarot was drawn up several years ago; however, it had been frozen on more than one occasion due to international political pressures rejecting the construction of illegal settlements in the territories occupied in 1967.