The Israeli government approved the construction of 730 units for illegal colonialist settlers in Pisgat Zeev illegal colony, built on stolen Palestinian lands in Beit Hanina, north of the occupied capital, Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

The newly approved segregated units would be built on about 70 Dunams and would include 730 units in fourteen residential towers, each containing twelve floors.

Israeli sources said the plans also included 21,000 square-meters used to construct commercial buildings and employment spaces, in addition to 16 Dunams that would remain open space, for a park.

All of Israel’s colonies in the occupied West Bank, including those in and around occupied East Jerusalem, are illegal under International Law, the Fourth Geneva Convention, in addition to various United Nations and Security Council resolutions. They also constitute war crimes under International Law.

Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention states: “The Occupying Power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies.” It also prohibits the “individual or mass forcible transfers, as well as deportations of protected persons from occupied territory.”