Israel Approves First New Hebron Settlement in 15 Years


Published: 2017-10-17 14:59

Last Updated: 2024-02-28 13:18

Old City of Hebron (Wikimedia Commons)
Old City of Hebron (Wikimedia Commons)

The governor of Hebron today denounced the construction of the first new settlement buildings in Hebron in 15 years.

On Monday, Israel’s civil administration approved the building of 31 housing units in the settlement of Beit Romano in Hebron’s Old City. The houses will be the first new Israeli settlement buildings in the flashpoint city in 15 years.

In a press statement the governor of Hebron, Kamel Hamed, denounced the proposal for the new constructions and called on the international community to intervene, the Palestine News Network reported.

The majority Palestinian city is also home to some 700 Jewish settlers, and human rights groups have previously raised concerns restrictions imposed on Palestinian areas.