Israel plans new settlement in Jordan Valley

aspacpalestine.com – Al-Quds. The Israel Channel 20 has revealed an “official” Israeli plan to establish a new settlement in the northern Jordan Valley area (in occupied East Jerusalem).

The channel reported that the Ministry of Construction and Housing is planning to build a new settlement on a site called “Brosh”, which currently houses a Jewish youth settlement.

It also mentioned that the plan includes the construction of 100 settlement units in an area where a number of caravans inhabited by 50 students are currently parked. Though these are now facing an eviction threat.

According report the construction of a new settlement necessitates a governmental decision and might engender significant political repercussions.

The channel’s website explained that the Brosh area has to served as a recreation area in the past and in the recent years has become into a religious Zionist youth settlement.

The channel quoted Yoav Galant, the Minister of Housing in the occupation government, saying: “Brosh is a strategic and important security location for the state of Israel.”

In December 23, 2016, the UN Security Council adopted a draft resolution that condemned settlements, stressing the fact that the settlements were illegal and that they threaten the two-state solution as well as the peace process.

 

Source: middleeastmonitor.com

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