Israel Vows New Settlements in al-Quds

Israeli bulldozers razing Palestinian homes Israel is planning to evict several Palestinian people from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East al-Quds (Jerusalem) and construct two new Jewish settlements in the area.

The Jerusalem Municipal Committee for Planning and Building approved a plan on Monday to build two buildings in the neighborhood that include 13 apartments.

According to the plan, two buildings would be razed and several Palestinian families living there evicted from their homes.

The project is organized by US-registered companies, which have been probably set up by right-wing Israeli activists for transferring funds for the purchase of real estate in the occupied land, Ha’aretz reported.

Alongside other Palestinian and Arab territories, Tel Aviv occupied East al-Quds during the Six-Day War in 1967.

The occupation and later annexation of the city — which the Palestinians have long been demanding as the capital of their future state — have never been recognized by the international community.

Israel refused to prolong a 10-month ban on settlement construction in late September 2010, stalling US-sponsored direct talks with the Palestinian Authority, which started earlier that month in Washington.

The Palestinians say that the settlement activities are being carried out to prevent the establishment of an independent Palestinian state.

(Press TV)

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