Published: 2017-07-07 12:39
Last Updated: 2017-07-07 15:58
The Israeli occupation announces the establishment of the settlement of Amichai in the West Bank in the two Palestinian villages of Qaryout and Jaloud and parts of south Nablus.
Amichai is to be the first settlement established by the Israeli government since 1992, and is meant to compensate for the loss of the Amona outpost, which was evacuated in February after a verdict of the Supreme Court decreed that it was built illegally on private Palestinian land, Peace Now reports.
Amichai will confiscated nearly 2500 donums from Palestinian lands, and will connect other settlements from the east to the west, effectively isolating Palestinians in the process and divide the West Bank, experts say.
Jamal Jum’a, the head of the National Committee for Resisting the Wall and Occupation said that the planned settlement will completely separate the north of the West Bank from its center, effectively cutting communication between Palestinians
Jum’a said that the Za’tara checkpoint is going to be the only remaining path connecting the North of the West Bank to its center, making the settlement of Amichai a significant blow to Palestinian dream of establishing an independent Palestinian state