The Israeli occupation authorized, on Thursday, a settlement scheme for 1,500 units in occupied Jerusalem between the French Hill and the Hebrew University, according to the Palestinian News & Information Agency (WAFA).

The Israeli municipality ‘Organizing and Building Committee’ approved the plan for the construction on what it maintains is ‘state land’ although the 150 dunams of land is located in occupied Palestinian territory.

The 1,500 colonial units will consist of 500 housing unit for Israeli students, 200 fortified rooms, in addition to residential buildings for long-term occupancy and public properties.

All Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, which includes East Jerusalem, have been deemed illegal 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.