Israel plans to start a new settlement project in the heart of occupied East Jerusalem operations early next month, a report says.
The Palestinian news agency Ma & # 39; an, which quoted a news broadcast in Hebrew, reported on Sunday that the provocative project, called Nof Shmuel, would be built in early November in the Palestinian district of Beit Hanina.
Aryeh Orange, a candidate of the right-wing political coalition Me & # 39; uchadim (United) who ran for the city administration, announced that the new housing units "are only sold to Jews," it added.
The report, which mentions some unnamed sources, further stated that about 124 Israeli settler units had already been approved for the project, out of a total of 324 specimens. The housing units are said to have been sold to ultra-orthodox Jews at discounted prices.
On Wednesday, the so-called Israeli higher council for the government administration approved the construction of 2,000 settlers on the West Bank.
Less than a month before US President Donald Trump took office in January 2017, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 2334 calling for "all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem" al-Quds, immediately and completely cease.
Since the inauguration of President Trump, the regime in Tel Aviv has stepped up its construction of settler units in occupied Palestinian land in a flagrant violation of international law.
Approximately 600,000 Israelis live in more than 230 illegal settlements built since the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank in 1967 and al-Quds in East Jerusalem.
Palestinians want the West Bank to be part of a future independent Palestinian state, with East Jerusalem al-Quds as its capital.
The Palestinian Authority wants the West Bank to be part of a future independent Palestinian state, with East Jerusalem al-Quds as its capital. The continuing expansion of Israeli settlements is one of the biggest obstacles to establishing peace in the Middle East.