Israeli occupation approves plans to build settlement roads in Jerusalem

Israeli occupation authorities approved today, Thursday, several plans to build settlement roads in the vicinity of Jerusalem.

The Hebrew Channel 7 said, “The Civil Administration has approved the construction of Road No. 45, which will bypass Qalandia camp and confiscate thousands of dunams.”

The channel pointed out that the road will link the “Mikhmas” crossing roundabout on Street No. 60 and the area of “Migron” and “Kochav Ya’akov” settlements directly with Street No. 443 southwest of Ramallah, adjacent to villages northwest of Jerusalem.

The occupation authorities also approved the construction of a road linking Street No. 1 west of Jerusalem with Street No. 60 and the southern neighborhoods of the city.

Channel 7 indicated that the street aims to bypass the town of Sur Baher, east of Jerusalem, by confiscating thousands of agricultural dunams.

It is noteworthy that the United Nations Human Rights Council discussed, on March 30, a report on settlements and their repercussions on the rights of the Palestinian people, presented by the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk.

Turk emphasized in his report that “the number of settlers in the West Bank, including Jerusalem, increased from 520,000 to more than 700,000 over the past decade.”

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