Netanyahu promotes settlement, calls the West Bank “ancestors’ land”

[ PIC 08/06/2012 – 10:20 AM ]

NAZARETH, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation PM Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to continue “the process of construction” of Jewish only settlements in all the occupied Palestinian territory in an effort to appease the powerful settler movement.

Netanyahu’s statement came in an attempt to calm the angry reaction of settlers and the right-wing extremist parties due to the Knesset’s rejection of controversial legislation that would have legalized unauthorized Jewish settlements in the West Bank and saved from demolition five buildings in the Givat Ulpana outpost, which Israel’s High Court ruled were built on privately owned Palestinian land.

Netanyahu stressed, in a statement issued by his office, commenting on the Israeli Parliament’s decision, “the West Bank is our ancestors’ land, and Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.”

He revealed that he decided to relocate five settlement units, which were slated to be removed, from Ulpana outpost neighborhood north of Bethlehem (south of the occupied West Bank) to a former Israeli military base in the West Bank and instead he proposed an alternative plan to build as many as 300 new additional housing units in the nearby settlement of Beit El.

Furthermore, Netanyahu proposed to set up a ministerial settlement committee, which has the authority to authorize West Bank construction, in order to “ensure the implementation of Israeli policy concerning promoting and strengthening the settlement,” the Zionist PM said.

The bill, which would have legalized unauthorized Jewish settlements in the West Bank, was opposed by the country’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and defeated, on Wednesday 6 June, by 69 to 22 votes at the Knesset, with 29 abstentions. After the results were announced, thousands of right-wing demonstrators, most of them minors, took to the streets outside the Knesset in protest, leading to two arrests

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Latest Reports of the United Nations

  • New UN Report Shows Sharp Rise In Palestinians Uprooted By Israeli Demolitions – IMEMC – Jan 27, 2012
  • Report OCHA – Demolitions & Forced Displacement – Year 2011 – Report | PDF

Israel’s Jerusalem municipality plans to build more than 50,000 (updated Dec 3, 2011: 85.000) new homes in the city’s occupied eastern sector over two decades:

  • 23,628 homes have already been approved, 20,263 in East Jerusalem and 3,365 in the west.
  • 13,824 are pending review, 12,819 in East Jerusalem and 1,005 in the west.
  • 23,266 housing units are still in planning stages, 19,281 in the east and 3,985 in the west.

Of these, the municipality plans:

  • 10,366 homes in northern East Jerusalem, including illegal Israeli settlement Pisgat Zeev and Palestinian town Beit Hanina.
  • 5,239 homes in southern East Jerusalem, including Gilo settlement and Palestinian district Beit Safafa.
  • 4,886 new units in central eastern Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan and Jerusalem’s Old City.

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Besides this, Israel approved plans to ethnic cleanse 57.000 bedouin from Palestine

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