Colonizers Build New Illegal Settlement in Jordan Valley

06 Nov
5:41 PM

Israeli daily newspaper, Haaretz, on Sunday, said that Israeli settlers have a new community gathering near an Israeli military stationĀ in the northern part of the valley, five kilometers away from two other settlements.

According to the newspaper, PNN reports, the settlers arrived in the area two months ago, built a ā€œtabernacleā€ and left. A few days ago, they went back to the area, leveled the land and began to build, as seen by local eyewitnesses.

Israeli authorities say that the building is illegal and does not have permits, and that constructionĀ will be halted, equipment possibly confiscated.

This is the second community being built by Israeli settlers within the past two months, it was further noted. One and a half months ago, Israeli settlers started building units in the same area, before it was exposed also byĀ the media outlet.

Israeli settlements are illegal under international law.

(Edited for the IMEMC by chris @ imemc.org)

Related: 11/06/16 Israeli Destruction of Humanitarian Assistance Items Up 150% says UN

 

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