Israel announces plans for hundreds of new settlement units – Middle East Monitor


Despite the recent pledge at the Sharm El-Sheikh Summit to suspend new settlement units, the Israeli occupation government has issued offers for 1,029 settlement units, Israel rights group Peace Now revealed on Friday.

According to Peace Now, the tenders were issued for 940 new settlement units in the illegal settlements of Efrat and Beitar Illit, and 89 in East Jerusalem.

“This is another harmful and unnecessary construction project, part of the messianic coup that is happening alongside the coup of the regime,” Peace Now pointed out.

“The most extreme right-wing government in the history of the country is not only trampling on democracy but also on the possibility of a political agreement in the future, and on our relationship with the United States and friendly countries,” said the clerical rights group.

Peace Now pointed out that lies and violations of the promises made a few days ago are “a sure way to turn Israel into an isolated country”.

The rights group took note of the Israeli commitment made during the Sharm El-Sheikh Summit between Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Egypt, Jordan and the US on March 19, noting that it was decided to stop the construction of for four months in an effort to ease tensions. .

“Despite Israel’s commitments to its allies around the world, it appears to continue to promote a construction that harms the chances of a political agreement and increases tensions between Israel and the Palestinians in both the short and long term ,” the group said.

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