24 Feb. (EUROPA PRESS) –
The European Union has condemned this Friday the approval by Israel of more than 7,000 homes in “illegal” settlements in the West Bank and has warned that it is a “record” in terms of expansion compared to the previous two years.
“The EU reiterates its position that the settlements are illegal under international law. The EU renews its call on the Israeli authorities to stop the construction of settlements and to revoke these latest decisions as a matter of urgency,” the Foreign Affairs spokesperson said. and EU Security Policy, Nabila Massrali.
The Higher Planning Council of the Civil Administration of Israel approved on the eve, as reported by the newspaper ‘Haaretz’, a plan to build 7,287 homes in settlements in the West Bank, which far exceeds those approved in the previous two years, with 4,427 in 2022 and 3,645 in 2021.
Specifically, the Ma’le Adumin settlement, near the Mount of Olives, will have 1,100 new homes, followed by Kochav Yaakov near Ramallah, with 630, as well as the Giv’at Ze’ev settlement on the outskirts of Jerusalem. (485), Ma’ale Amos (485) and Elazar (430).