A report issued by Hamas’s Media Office stated that settlement activity and Judaization projects have been escalated, in an unprecedented way, in the occupied city of Jerusalem and throughout the West Bank during the past few months.
The report pointed out that the Israeli occupation is escalating demolition operations and notifications within the framework of settlement expansion in different parts of the West Bank, particularly in al-Khalil to the south.
It also pointed to the escalation in the confiscation of thousands of dunums of citizens’ lands in order to expand the outposts, to open and expand bypass roads used by settlers and to put pressure on Palestinians.
Hamas’s report, which monitors settlement projects and settlers attacks during the period between August 16, 2012 and September 15, 2012, said that the occupation is planning to expand more than forty settlements, established on private Palestinian lands in different parts of occupied West Bank, and to legitimize the previous construction operations under the pretext of “military purposes.”
The report also monitored the escalation of Judaization schemes against the city of Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque, as it disclosed the persistent excavations around the Mosque, the frequent raids into it and the desecration of its courtyards.
It also dealt with the criminal and provocative acts committed by the Zionist settlers against Palestinian citizens as well as their lands, their crops and properties.
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