Israel approves largest West Bank construction in 25 years
Israel approves largest West Bank construction in 25 years
US State Department Spokeswoman Heather Nauert speaks to reporters during a press conference in Washington DC
13 June, 2017, 11:34
Against UN Resolutions and peace efforts, Israel has approved the construction of the largest illegal settlement in the West Bank in 25 years.
The Six-Day War was fought on June 5-10, 1967 between the Israeli regime on the one side and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria on the other.
The Palestinians want these areas - along with the Gaza Strip - for the establishment of a future Palestinian state.
Construction of settlements in the region is considered illegal under worldwide law.
According to the bill, seven percent of the PA budget, largely funded by American and European aid, is directed by Palestinian legislation to pay salaries and fund benefits to Palestinian terrorists imprisoned in Israel (during their imprisonment and even after their release) and to allowances for Palestinian families whose relatives have been killed or injured while perpetrating terrorist attacks.
The Israeli bill is scheduled to be presented to the Knesset Plenum for preliminary reading this Wednesday and will then need to pass second and third reading before going into law.
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In part, that is because of missteps since the Six-Day War on Israel's part. Just as Jewish neighborhoods of the city extend far beyond the area that was Jerusalem in ancient times, so do Palestinian neighborhoods.
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