Half a million Israelis on Palestinian land

More than half a million Jewish settlers live in more than 100 settlements that Israel has built, an investigation reveals.

Half a million Israelis on Palestinian land

World Bulletin / News Desk

Israel keeps building the Jewish settlements on the Palestinian territories without any slowdown.

Although all the Jewish settlements beyond the 1967 border line are considered illegitimate according to the UN resolution No. 242, Israel keeps building new residences one after another.

An AA team monitored the Jewish settlement constructions in Har Homa, in the border of Bethlehem, 9 km. from Jerusalem to find heavy machines, tens of trucks and hundreds of workers working round the clock.

Despite intense Palestinian protests, a new block rises every week in these settlements. None of the legal obstacles or the international oppression seem to affect the works in the construction area.

This situation surely is not limited to Har Homa, the same circumstances can be observed in every settlement construction area.

For example, in eastern Jerusalem, where a total of 370 thousand Palestinians live, 200 thousand Jewish settlers are also living.

All the West Bank is in the same situation. More than half a million Jewish settlers live in more than 100 settlements that Israel has built. There are about 2.5 million Palestinians who live on the same land in the West Bank.

The latest Israeli construction projects are taking the invasion of Palestine to an irreversible point.

The settlements built in occupied eastern Jerusalem and the West Bank are considered completely illegal according to international laws.

US Secretary of State John Kerry accepted the Jewish settlements are illegitimate during his visit to Ramallah, however there are no international sanctions imposed on Israel.

Palestine requested the construction of settlements to stop as a precondition to the peace talks, but Israel announced they will continue building new settlements in eastern Jerusalem. Moreover, when the construction projects resumed last week, the head of the Palestinian negotiation group Sayib Erekat handed in his resignation to the Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas.

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