470 settlement units of Israeli have been approved for construction with an additional 20,000 units are to be built in the same settlement. Such illegal settlement is located in the occupied Palestinian West Bank, close to the occupied holy city of Jerusalem. Israeli authorities have planned to increase the number of Israeli Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank.
According to fact sheets published by PSC in 2016, Israeli settlements are villages, towns and cities built illegally on Palestinian land. In order to build
settlements, Palestinians are forced off their land and their homes are often demolished. In their place, Israeli continues to build new neighbourhoods in which Palestinians are not allowed to live and has created a separate road system that Palestinians are not allowed to use. Palestinians and Israelis live under separate legal systems, with Palestinians subject to military, rather than
civilian law. Settlements are one of the clearest examples of
Israel’s unwillingness to abide by international law. For more information, please see www.palestinecampaign.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/settlements-factsheet-2016-v6.pdf
Source: middleeastmonitor.org, palestinecampaign.org