Israeli occupation authorities are planning to push plans to double the size of an illegal settlement built on private Palestinian land near the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Quds Press reported yesterday.
Israel is pushing a plan to expand an illegal settlement towards the Palestinian city of Bethlehem. It will further isolate the Palestinian village of Al-Walaja https://t.co/xg2FiIJMz7 … pic.twitter.com/1SU50IMBAR
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Quoting the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, Quds Press said the planned expansion of the illegal Jewish settlement would isolate the Palestinian village of Al-Walja and separate it from the rest of the Palestinian territories.
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The expansion “would create territorial contiguity between Jerusalem and the Gush Etzion settlement bloc, which is adjacent to Bethlehem,” Haaretz added.
Israeli settlers chopped down on Thursday morning hundreds of fully grown trees in a Palestinian land in Beit Sakariya village, southwest of Bethlehem located inside the illegal Gush Etzion settlement in Bethlehem, according to a local activist. https://t.co/YVoLSudGD5
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In March, Haaretz said, the Planning Committee approved the expansion plan, which includes building 330 new settlement units, public institutions, petrol station and public parks.
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Last week, the Israeli authorities decided to move a military checkpoint to an area close to Al-Walja, separating the only public park from the village.
(MEMO, PC, Social Media)