Expanding illegal Israeli settlements in WB aims at changing reality


[ PIC 17/02/2013 – 08:18 PM ]

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OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– The Islamic-Christian commission for the support of Jerusalem and holy sites warned against the increase in settlers’ number in West Bank, where the number of Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank grew by 4.7% in 2012, according to Yesha Council.

The commission said in a press statement on Sunday that the Israeli policy aims at increasing the settlers’ number in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem in order to undermine any attempt to remove them during any Israeli-Palestinian peace process, where the occupation authorities work to impose a new bitter reality in the occupied West Bank.

The commission confirmed in its statement that Israel exceeded all red lines in its settlement policy in the occupied West Bank, noting that the Israeli settlement expansion in eastern Jerusalem and West Bank is illegal according to the International Court of Justice.

Yesha council attributed the growth spurt to the fact that more people are moving to existing settlements and to a high birth rate among religious settlers.

The two largest settlements are Modiin Ilit, a community of ultra-Orthodox Jews west of the West Bank city of Ramallah, with 58,000 inhabitants, and Beitar Ilit, an ultra-Orthodox settlement west of Bethlehem, with 44,000. Maale Adumim, east of Jerusalem, is in third position with 39,000 inhabitants.

The Secretary-General of the Commission, Dr. Hanna Issa, pointed out that the Israeli settlements in the West Bank are covering 12 million square meters of roads, houses and factories, at a cost of $17 billion, denying the possibility of talking about an independent Palestinian state with its capital in East Jerusalem.

The Islamic-Christian commission for the support of Jerusalem and holy sites confirmed that the settlement expansion is an Israeli policy to confiscate more Palestinian lands.


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