PLO rejects Israel’s plan to expand settlements in Jerusalem | News

The Commission for Colonization and Resistance to the Israeli Wall, of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), rejected on Sunday Tel Aviv’s plans to expand the presence of settlers in East Jerusalem and expel Palestinians from there, and He called them a war crime. in sequence:

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In a statement, the platform specified that the occupiers intend to build 3,412 new illegal homes in an area of ​​more than 200,000 square meters, very close to the Palestinian neighborhood of Beit Safafa.

The spokesman for that commission, Muayyad Shaaban, stated that the execution of these plans will forcibly displace more than 2,000 Palestinians who live in the communities of Jabal al-Baba, Wadi al-Jamal, Bir al-Maskoub, Wadi Snisil and Abu George.

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With 700 units, this is the first settlement built directly by the government in an existing Palestinian neighborhood since 1967.

— Daniel Seidemann (@DanielSeidemann)
August 29, 2022

He explained that, according to these plans, these Palestinian settlements will be expelled outside the city limits to consolidate a “Greater Jerusalem” with a predominance of settlers and substantially change the demographic situation in favor of the occupants.

According to the Commission for Colonization and Resistance to the Wall, the Planning and Construction Committee of the Jerusalem City Council is expected to meet this Monday to approve the construction projects of the Givat Shaked and E1 Jewish settlements in the eastern half of Al- Quds.

In Shaaban’s opinion, this is a serious violation of what was agreed in the peace accords. He noted that separating East Jerusalem from the rest of the occupied West Bank “will deal a fatal blow to the two-state solution.”


The second settlement is Givat Shaked, the first Israeli settlement inside a Palestinian neighborhood (Sharaft) built directly by the Gov’t of Israel (not proxies).

In 1995, Rabin promised Clinton not to build on the hill.

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— Daniel Seidemann (@DanielSeidemann)
July 24, 2022

The Israeli NGO IrAmin, which monitors settlement construction in the eastern part of the city, urged the international community to act immediately to stop this plan “because of its serious ramifications on the rights of Palestinians and the viability of a future state.” contiguous Palestinian with a capital in East Jerusalem.

Between 600,000 and 750,000 Israelis reside in more than 250 illegal settlements that have been built since Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and eastern Al-Quds in 1967.

International media point out that Israeli settlements are considered illegal under international law, which prohibits construction in the occupied territory.

In addition to building settlements, since 2009 to date Israel has demolished nearly 9,000 Palestinian-owned structures in the West Bank, displacing 13,000 civilians and causing losses to another 152,000.

Disclaimer: Via Telesur – Translated by RJ983

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