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Israel seeks 1,000 new settlement units in East Jerusalem

Image of Jewish settlement [ Mahfouz Abu Turk/Apaimages]
An illegal Israeli settlement built on occupied Palestinian land in the West Bank [Mahfouz Abu Turk/Apaimages]

Israel’s Planning and Building Committee has submitted six settlement plans to be implemented in occupied Jerusalem, Israeli media sources revealed today.

The plans include the construction of 1,000 housing units with the aim of extending Pisgat Zeev settlement east of occupied Jerusalem.

The sources pointed out that the project is the largest of its kind to be implemented in occupied Jerusalem over the past two years.

There are 700,000 Israeli settlers living in West Bank settlements. According to international law all Israeli settlements in the West Bank, including those in East Jerusalem, are illegal.

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