Bethlehem/ PNN /
Israeli occupation authorities today approved the construction of 5,623 new colonial settler units in the occupied West Bank.
The approval includes depositing plans for the construction of 4,291 new colonial settler units, which constitutes an advanced stage of the planning and construction stages by the occupation authorities prior to issuing tenders for the implementation of construction projects.
It also includes submitting 1,332 building plans for approval after holding a session for hearing objections, before final approval and preparation of tenders.
Israeli media reported in this regard that 1,000 new colonial settler units, more than what the occupation government had approved last week, have been approved. They will be built in the “Eli” colonial settlement, south of Nablus, to be added to the plans, in line with an agreement between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin. Netanyahu, “Defense” Minister Yoav Gallant, and Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich.
Over 700,000 Israelis live in supremacist Jewish-only colonial settlements across occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank in violation of international law.
Israel’s nation-state law that passed last July stated that building and strengthening settlements as a “national interest.”