Report: Israeli settlement activity peaks in November 2010

[ 25/12/2010 – 03:13 PM ]


OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– The Jerusalem center for social and economic rights released a report Saturday documenting Israel’s violations against Arab citizens of Jerusalem in November 2010, with special focus on settlement activity in the city.

Israel’s Jerusalem municipality okayed construction on 1,300 new residential units for Jewish settlers in that time frame in the eastern area of the Pisgat Ze’ev settlement, the group in Jerusalem reported. Israeli authorities have sights set on building 980 new units in the Har Homa settlement which was founded on the city’s Jebel Abu Ghunaim district, and 320 more units in Ramot.

Three new plans were launched that month to expand the Reches Shuafat, Har Homa, and Ramat Shlomo settlements with the erection of around 715 residential units inside them.

66 Jewish families moved to the Ma’ale Hazeitim settlement which was established on the city’s Ras Al Amoud neighborhood amid a plan to expand the settlement and raise the number of Jewish residents.

Israeli authorities arrested five Palestinians in east Jerusalem’s Arab Silwan district, and extended the detention of nine others from Silwan and Issawiyya, their ages ranging from 10 to 18 years.

Israeli police caused injury in November to an eight-year-old boy in Silwan, Adam Mansur Resheq. He was admitted into intensive care.

A tourist from Chile was brutally assaulted by a gang of extremist Jews while he was touring the city, after they mistook him for an Arab.

Report: Israeli settlement activity peaks in November 2010.

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