After Trump’s Al-Quds Decision, ‘Israel’ To Build 14,000 Settlements There
As if US President Donald Trump's recognition of al-Quds as the so-called ‘Israeli' ‘capital' was not enough so that the Zionist apartheid regime started planning to push ahead with plans to build around new 14,000 settler units in the holy city.
Under the plan, pursued by Zionist so-called ‘housing' minister Yoav Galant, 5,000 units would be built in the northern parts of the city and just outside Ramallah, Hebrew media reported Thursday night.
There would also be 1,000 units built in East al-Quds, while the remaining 8,000 units were to be built in the city's western parts.
Meanwhile, the plan is expected to draw fire from Palestinians, who want the occupied West Bank as part of their future independent state with East al-Quds as its capital. The Zionist entity, on the other hand, lays claim over the whole city as its capital.
Trump declared the city as ‘Israel's' ‘capital' on Wednesday and said that he would relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv to al-Quds.
"Following President Trump's historic declaration, I intend to advance and strengthen building in Jerusalem [al-Quds]," Galant was quoted as saying.
If true, this would be the first major construction in the occupied city in more than two decades.
Apparently, Galant's plan enjoys strong support in the Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's cabinet.
Last month, the European Union urged the Israeli regime to stop plans for the construction of new settler units in the occupied West Bank, warning that such moves undermine peace efforts.
More than half a million Zionists occupy over 230 settlements built since the 1967 ‘Israeli' occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and East al-Quds.
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team