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‘Israel’ To Double Settlers Population in Occupied Al-Khalil
By Staff, Agencies
Two weeks after the US announced that it did not consider illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories to be in breach of international law, the Zionist entity announced a plan to double the population of settlers in al-Khalil.
The plan announced by the apartheid regime’s newly appointed War Minister Naftali Bennett on Sunday will involve demolishing a wholesale market in al-Khalil and replacing it with a new neighborhood. At the moment, there are an estimated 200,000 Palestinians and 1,000 ‘Israelis’ settling in the occupied city.
Senior Palestinian official and a former chief negotiator for the Palestinian Authority Saeb Erekat said the ‘Israeli’ move was the first tangible result of Washington’s decision “to legitimize colonization” two weeks ago.
He was referring to the much-criticized announcement by the Trump administration that the US no longer considers ‘Israeli’ occupation settlements in occupied Palestinian territories to be in violation of international law.
Erekat called on the international community to impose sanctions against the ‘Israeli’ settlements.
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