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Israel approves 1500 new settlement units in Jerusalem

Jerusalem24 – The “Planning and Construction Committee” of the Israeli municipality in Jerusalem approved a plan to build 1,500 settlement units on land located between the French Hill and the Hebrew University, in occupied Jerusalem.

The local committee submitted the decision and maps to the regional planning and construction committee for approval.

The construction will be on an area of ​​150 dunums, which the Israeli municipality claims to be “state land.” The construction includes 1,500 settlement units, comprising 500 rooms for housing for Jewish students, and 200 fortified rooms. It also includes the construction of several residential towers, to be rented for long-term periods, in addition to buildings to serve the public. .

On the fifth of last month, the so-called “Local Planning and Building Committee” of the municipality in Jerusalem approved the construction of 3,557 settlement units in occupied Jerusalem, on five new schemes.

According to the Peace Now movement, one of the construction plans relates to building new settlement units between the settlements of “Har Homa” and “Givat Hamatos”, and another scheme on the edge of the French Hill.

It indicated that 1,465 new settlement units will be built in a new neighborhood near “Givat Hamatos” and “Har Homa”, in order to link them, and to cut off the connection between the Palestinian neighborhoods in east Jerusalem and Bethlehem, while another 2092 units will be built on the outskirts of the French Hill.

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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