Israel Approves 180 New Units For Settlers In Jerusalem

Wednesday June 27, 2012 07:56 by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC & Agencies

The so-called Construction and Planning Committee in Jerusalem approved Tuesday that construction of 180 units for Jewish settlers in East Tel Peut settlement, Armon HaNetziv; Israel will be constructing five huge residential buildings, in addition to a sixth building for public use, and three buildings for the Engineering Department of Armon HaNetziv.

File – Palinfo

Ahmad Sob-Laban, member of the Field Researchers Union in Jerusalem stated that the residents filed several appeals against the new settlement plan due to the fact that the new structures will be built on privately-owned Palestinian lands, but the plan was approved.

Sob Laban added that the appeals stated that in 1967, and after Israel occupied the West Bank and East Jerusalem, the Israeli government confiscated nearly 2000 Dunams for settlement construction in Sur Baher and Em Leson areas in Jerusalem.

He said that the Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem, especially in Sur Baher and Um Leson, cannot expand their residential areas due to severe Israeli restrictions, while Israel continues to construct and expand Jewish-only settlements by stealing Palestinian lands to build settlements.

Sob-Laban also said that the Israel refused to allow the Arabs residents of the area to build new apartments and homes for young couples, and instead approved 180 new units in Armon HaNetziv settlement that was illegal built on Palestinian lands in 1973, and is now home to nearly 12.000 settlers.

The new settlement plan comes parallel with the current constructions taking place in Armon HaNetziv as Israel previously approved the construction of 440 units on the expense of Sur Baher lands.

The plan was approved by the so-called Regional Committee in 2005; bids were issued in 2008 and the constructions are proceeding.

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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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