Occupied Jerusalem - SANA
18,000 new settlement units that the Israeli occupation plans to establish on the lands of the West Bank, in light of threats to demolish hundreds of Palestinian homes and facilities, to implement colonial annexation plans that are faced with international positions limited to expressions of denunciation and condemnation, without taking real measures to prevent the occupation from implementing them.
The National Office for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements of the Palestine Liberation Organization stated in a report published today on its website that the occupation announced plans to establish 18,000 settlement units in the West Bank, and to establish a network of roads and tunnels linking the settlements built on its lands, with the aim of increasing the number of settlers in it to about 2.5 million settlers.
The report indicated that the occupation renewed its threats to demolish the village of Al-Khan Al-Ahmar, east of the occupied city of Jerusalem, and to displace the Palestinians from it, as part of a Judaizing scheme to establish a settlement bloc extending from east Jerusalem to Jericho, in addition to its intention to demolish hundreds of Palestinian homes in the town of Silwan and the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in Jerusalem and in separate areas. From the West Bank, and preventing Palestinians from constructing any new building in Bethlehem, Nablus, Qalqilya and Ramallah, amid threats of demolition.
The report indicated that the occupation forces demolished three houses and a water well in the Ras al-Amud area and the town of Al-Isawiya in Jerusalem, a house in the village of Ma'in in Hebron, two in the village of Artas in Bethlehem, and six in the village of Al-Dyouk Al-Tahta in Jericho, while they seized a house in the village of Tora, southwest of Jenin. , and forced its Palestinian owners to evacuate it, and turned it into its headquarters in light of its continued construction of the apartheid wall near the village by placing huge 9-meter-long cement blocks in the context of the policy of clamping down on the people.
The report indicated that settlers stormed the town of Silwan, south of Al-Aqsa Mosque, and set up an electronic gate at the entrance to the Ain Silwan area, to use it as a passage to the area, after several weeks of seizing more than 7 dunums surrounding Ain Silwan, known as the land of al-Hamra, and they fenced it and carried out bulldozing operations in it. They also stormed the Old City in Hebron, the town of Awarta in Nablus, and the village of Al-Malihat in the northern Jordan Valley, and assaulted the Palestinians, and seized areas of the village of Jureesh, south of Nablus, to establish a new settlement outpost, and re-placed caravans in it under the protection of the occupation forces, after the villagers forced them to remove them on Friday. In the past, they uprooted 350 olive trees in the village of Jit, east of Qalqilya, and cut off the road linking Hawara in Nablus and the city of Qalqilya, and attacked Palestinian vehicles, which led to damage to a number of them.
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