Israel reinforces the occupation of Palestine


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered a plan to build new homes for Jewish settlers in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.


Contrary to the international community

This decision has caused concern from the United Nations. Also, it became clear from the last frequent trips of Israeli leaders in the countries, which were involved in negotiation process around the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. However, a few days before, the Quartet (Russia, US, EU, and UN) published a report that called upon Israel to stop building settlements - Tel Aviv did exactly the opposite.


Palestinian reaction

The Palestinian leadership said that such Israeli actions are a flagrant violation of its sovereignty. General Secretary of the Palestine Liberation Organization Saeb Erekat said that "Israel is doing everything possible to sabotage attempts to achieve peace."

It should be noted that along with the expansion of the construction of settlements, Israel is engaged in the demolition of Palestinian homes in the West Bank in Area C.


Zionist Plans

Back in late June, the government of Israel transferred $20 million in addition to the financing of Jewish settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories.

The decision to continue settlement building was made thanks to a coalition deal in the Israeli government with right nationalists party Yisrael Beiteinu. Avigdor Lieberman, who is famous for corruption scandals, received the post of Minister of Defense of Israel, is a representative of this radical wing.

The leader of the party “Likhud”, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, justified the allocation of new funds for increased security measures.

In the occupied territories it is also planned to build hotels, as Israel considers this area of ​​historical Judea and Samaria. Israeli Tourism Minister Yariv Levin confirmed this information.

In Israel there are political forces that oppose the decision of the radical Zionists. This is the center-left Workers' Party (leader - Ehud Barak).