After Trump’s Announcement, Israel Decides To Build 14,000 New Settlement Units In Occupied Jerusalem

Palestinian official said Israeli declaration of its settlement construction that has left over 100 Palestinian injured in the past hours, follows US President Donald Trump’s move against Jerusalem

Following Donald Trump’s announcement on Jerusalem, Israeli Housing Ministry decided to promote a plan to build 14,000 new settlement units in several Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem.

On Friday, Quds Press has reported that Israeli housing and construction minister Yoav Galant said he decides to increase building in Jerusalem. Galant said: “Following Trump’s historical recognition, I decided that new settlements will be constructed in Jerusalem,”

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Although all of Israelis settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem are illegal under international law, the minister said 14,000 new settlement units will be built in the city while 7,000 of them are to be built in occupied East Jerusalem.

After Israel occupied East Jerusalem on 1967, it called the holy city as its “undivided capital”, a clear violation of international law. The international community looks at Jerusalem as the capital of the Palestine state and all the countries around the world have maintained their diplomatic missions with Israel in the city of Tel Aviv.

Trump announced Wednesday that he recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and decides to move US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, an action that has been widely condemned by World leaders who said that the issue of Jerusalem should be resolved by a two-states agreement.

Palestinian government spokesperson Yousef Al-Mahmoud condemned Israel’s plan and said it will endanger Palestine and the whole region.

“Israeli declaration of its settlement construction that has left over 100 Palestinian injured in the past hours, follows US President Donald Trump’s move against Jerusalem.” Spokesperson said.

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