Israel approves settlement construction in Hebron for first time in 15 years

Jordan

Published: 2017-10-10 13:47

Last Updated: 2017-10-10 14:43


The construction of 3829 housing units is expected to be approved.
The construction of 3829 housing units is expected to be approved.
Roya News Source

The construction of nearly four thousand Jewish settler housing units in Hebron is scheduled to be approved next week, making it the first time Israel approves constructions in Hebron in 15 years.

Haaretz reported that an Israeli panel overseeing the project is expected to approve the construction of 3829 housing units.

Meanwhile, the Hebron municipality said they might take Israel to court for their plans to install more settler units.

“We are learning the details and their ramifications and are mulling turning to judicial authorities,” the Committee for Revitalising Hebron told Haaretz.

The plan includes the construction of 31 housing units in Beit Romano, referred to as the “Jewish neighborhood in Hebron”, an area seized by Israel for military purposes, making it the first time Israel approves settlement-related constructions in Hebrew since 2002.