Israeli daily newspaper, Haaretz, on Sunday, said that Israeli settlers have a new community gathering near an Israeli military stationÂ 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 âtabernacleâ 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 constructionÂ 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 byÂ the media outlet.
Israeli settlements are illegal under international law.
(Edited for the IMEMC by chris @ imemc.org)
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Christopher Carlson is a full-time student of Religious Studies at Mount Mercy University, USA. He has been with the IMEMC since 2013. (email@example.com)