Israeli Regime Planning to Build New Settlement Project in Al-Quds: Report
- December, 07, 2021 - 13:15
- World news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Israeli regime is reportedly planning to build a new settlement project in the occupied city of Jerusalem al-Quds.
"Israel is advancing plans for a new neighborhood in south Jerusalem for Jews, beyond the Green Line and near the Palestinian neighborhood of Beit Safafa that suffers from a severe shortage of land for new construction," the Israeli daily Haaretz wrote Monday.
The Green Line separates the land which Israel occupied in 1948 and the territories it went on to occupy in 1967.
The report pointed out that the project was being planned by the Jerusalem municipality and the “justice” ministry’s administrator general.
It noted that the municipality and a “building committee” would discuss plans for the new neighborhood on Tuesday, explaining that the settlement would be called "Givat Shaked."
“The land consists of 38 dunams (9.4 acres) of open space overlooking David Benvenisti street and the Al-Dahra neighborhood,” the report said, adding that the project would include “473 homes, an elementary school, preschools and synagogues.”
All Israeli settlements are illegal under the international law as they are built on occupied land. The UN Security Council has condemned Israel’s settlement activities in several resolutions.