Israel approves 1,700 new houses in illegal settlement in east Jerusalem

Israeli authorities approved the construction of 1,738 new homes in illegal settlements in east Jerusalem, Al Arabiya reported on Wednesday.

The Israeli NGO Peace Now said “If it weren’t for the war (between Israel and Hamas), there would be a lot of noise.”

The NGO also said that the new settlements’ “strategic location between the neighborhoods of Givat Hamatos and Har Homa makes it particularly problematic from a political standpoint.”

Israel illegally occupied and annexed east Jerusalem in 1967 in a move against the international law, however, the United Nations never recognised it.

Ir Amin anti-settlement NGO estimates that around 300,000 Palestinians and 200,000 Israelis live in east Jerusalem.

Israeli settlements in occupied territories are illegal under international law.

Another international law violation on the Israeli side that the world is too blind to see.

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