The Israeli occupation government reportedly plans to approve, on Sunday, the construction of 31 new settlement housing units in the West Bank city of Hebron.

According to the PNN, the government will approve a budget of 22 million shekels for the building of 31 settlement units on Al Shuhada Street, in the city that was divided in 1997, into two parts. The old part of the city, which houses the Ibrahimi Mosque, is controlled by Israel, while the other part is officially under the control of the Palestinian Authority.

The Peace Now movement threatened to resort to the Supreme Court to halt the implementation of the plan.

For his part, Israeli Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman wrote, on Twitter: “The planned construction includes new houses, gardens and public spaces. They continue to strengthen the settlement project in the West Bank by deeds and not by words.”