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Mandelblit approves plan to establish Evyitar settlement

The location was the site of protests where 9 Palestinians were killed by Israeli soldiers

Jews seen in the Illegal Evyatar outpost, in northern West Bank, on June 16, 2021. (Photo Credit: Sraya Diamant/Flash90)

Jerusalem24 – Avichai Mandelblit, the attorney general of the Israeli government, approved the plan to establish the “Evyitar” settlement which will be built on the lands of the outpost on Jabal Sabeih near Beita; South of Nablus.

According to Israel Channel 7, Mandelblit approved the scheme on his last day in the post, which he will leave after six years of service.

The report said that the plan’s approval came after hard work by Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Defense Minister Benny Gantz, and Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked.

It also indicated that the next step will be the establishment of the religious school by declaring the outpost’s lands as “state land.” This is a move that Gantz promoted and will later issue instructions on implementing its planning prior to the announcement.

The Israeli channel indicated that after declaring that area “state land,” there will be a 45-day period for submitting any appeal. If it is not submitted, a planning order will be issued automatically noting that promoting this depends on Gantz’s willingness to speed up the procedures.

Palestinian protesters gather with torches during a demonstration against the Israeli settlers’ outpost of Eviatar, in the town of Beita, near the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, on July 3, 2021. (Photo Credit: JAAFAR ASHTIYEH/AFP)

The Evyitar settlement outpost was built on lands belonging to the Palestinian town of Beita, igniting demonstrations and confrontations between the Palestinian residents protesting the creation of the outpost and the Israeli military protecting the settlers.

Since regular protests began in Beita during early May 2021, nine Palestinians have been killed by Israeli soldiers, including a 15 year-old-boy. Over 5700 people have been injured, including 218 by live ammunition.

Mohammad Hamayel

Ramallah based journalist, Mohammad graduated from Al-Quds University with a B.A. in Media and Television. He has covered the 2015 Jerusalem Intifada as well as the Great March of Return for international media outlets. currently an editor/presenter at Jerusalem24. A UN alumni and a follower of global events and politics, especially American affairs.

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