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Palestine: Lands uprooted to build units In Salfit & a plan for 3800 units in WB

Army Uproots Lands To Build Settlement Units In Salfit

by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC & Agencies

Local sources in Salfit district, in the central part of the West Bank, have reported that Israeli bulldozers uprooted Palestinians lands, west of Salfit, in preparation for building new units in Leshim illegal settlement.

The lands are located between Deir Ballout and Kufr Ad-Deek towns. Leshim was built last year on privately owned Palestinian lands.

Israeli Housing Minister, Uri Ariel, placed the corner stone of the illegal settlement.

The Salfit district is one of the most impacted districts due to Israel’s illegal settlement activities as it contains 23 Israeli settlements swallowing more than half of Salfit’s farmlands.

It is worth mentioning that there are 18 Palestinian towns and villages in the Salfit District.

Israel also prepared a plan for constructing 3800 units for Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank, and in occupied East Jerusalem,

Besides being illegal under International Law and the Fourth Geneva Convention, settlements are consuming large areas of Palestinians orchards and fertile lands, and are devastating the Palestinian economy.


‘Israel’ Prepared A Plan For 3800 Units In West Bank Settlements

by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC & Agencies

The National Center for Studies and Documentation, run by the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), issued a study revealing that Israel prepared a plan for constructing 3800 units for Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank, and in occupied East Jerusalem.

The center said that the month of August witnessed a serious escalation in Israel’s illegal settlement activities in the occupied territories.

It added that Israel licensed 63 new constructions in Jerusalem, and issued bids for the construction of 1200 in the occupied city.

Israel also prepared another plan for building 396 units on Palestinian lands in Beit Hanina, north of East Jerusalem.

Furthermore, the Jerusalem City Council also approved 1500 units near Shu’fat town, north of occupied Jerusalem, while the Higher Construction and Planning Committee of the Israeli “Civil Administration Office” in the West Bank, approved the construction of 878 units near Ramallah and other areas in the West Bank.

Israel also approved the construction of 230 units in Maon settlement, east of Yatta, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron.


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