Israeli settlers organization announced, Monday, a plan by the Israeli controlled Jerusalem Municipality to construct 550 new settlers homes in Jerusalem’s east city.According to Ahmed Lebn, a researcher specializing in settlement activities, the homes will be constructed near Beit Safafa, a Palestinian neighborhood in Jerusalem City. The researcher announced that this new plan comes after a number of plans issued last year to construct 2,327 settlement homes in the city.

Since Israel occupied the East side of the city of Jerusalem in 1967, it continued to construct Israeli settlements in and around the city; an act that is illegal under international law.