Settlers were evacuated from unauthorised settlement to an authorised one. Irony!
There are some 196 governments recognised Israeli settlements scattered across the Palestinian territory, all considered illegal under international law
Israeli Civil Administration’s High Planning Committee approved on Sunday building new settlement in occupied West Bank for the evacuees of the Amona settlement.
Amona was an unauthorised Jewish Israeli settlement near the West Bank city of Ramallah. Owners of the land on which the settlement was built won a battle in Israeli courts that led the occupation government to evacuate it three months ago.
The Israeli TV Channel 7 said that the Coordinator of the Israeli Government’s Activities in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Major General Yoav Mordechai, had already green-lighted the launch of the new settlement.
Additionally, Channel 7 reported that the new settlement was located on state land because it was not privately owned. However, Quds Press said, the appropriated land is part of the Palestinian villages northeast of Ramallah.
There are some 196 governments recognised Israeli settlements scattered across the Palestinian territory, all considered illegal under international law.
While the Israeli government has carried out demolitions of Israeli outposts in the past, most notably the demolition of Amona earlier this year, it has at the same time fast-tracked the expansion of official Israeli settlements throughout the Palestinian territory.
(Source / 29.05.2017)