Israeli ‚ÄúHousing Minister,” former commander of the Southern Command in the Israel Army Galant, have decided, Thursday, to push forward a plan for the construction of 14000 units in Jerusalem, including 7000 for Jewish colonists in East Jerusalem.
Galant‚Äôs plan aims at building 5000 units in Atarot illegal colony, which was constructed on Palestinian lands in Qalandia, northwest of occupied Jerusalem, in addition to 2000 units in Pisgat Zeev illegal colony, also in East Jerusalem. The plan also aims at building 5000 units in two areas, in West Jerusalem.
Galant said that after the ‚Äúhistoric recognition of U.S. President Donald Trump of Jerusalem, all of Jerusalem, as the capital of Israel, there is no need, no excuse, for not building and expanding in the city.‚ÄĚ
Earlier Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Trump‚Äôs declaration, is ‚Äúequal to the Balfour Declaration‚ÄĚ of 1917, and ‚ÄúIsrael‚Äôs control‚ÄĚ of East Jerusalem in 1967, and described Trump‚Äôs decision as ‚Äúone of the most important moments in Zionist history.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúI told my friend, Donald Trump, you are about to make history,‚ÄĚ he added, ‚ÄúAnd this is indeed what he did.‚ÄĚ