The City Council in the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem, approved a new road that would link between the illegal Mordot colonialist outpost with Gilo illegal colony, built on Palestinian lands near Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem.

The City Council decided to begin the construction of the new road in early January of 2021, with the aim of linking the Mordot Gilo (Gilo Slopes) with Gilo illegal colony, at the expense of private Palestinian lands that were illegally confiscated by Israel.

The decision was made after Jerusalem Mayor held a meeting with the squatters in the illegal outpost, with the participation of the city’s chief engineer, and several members of Gilo municipality.

The City Council in occupied Jerusalem said that Mordot is inhabited by about 1500 colonists, living in 350 units, and added that the new constructions would add around 550 new units, which would be approved soon, and bids would be issued within 45 days.

It added that, besides the “housing units,” new public facilities, a signature, kindergartens, an educational building, and other structures would be built under the plan.

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.