Expert on settlement affairs, Jamal Juma, commenting on the Israeli occupationâ€™s intent to approve a plan for the establishment of 176 new settlement units in Jabal Mukaber in Jerusalem, said that this the only area where Palestinians can build.
Juma told the official Voice of Palestine radio, on Monday, that the occupationâ€™s plan in Jabal Mukaber is to establish 550 new settlement units.
According to the PNN, work on 132 settlement units has commenced set up in addition to the new units which are to be approved, all under the framework expanding settlement plans which do not only include settlement units, but also building parks and a hotel that is the largest in Jerusalem on the top of JabalÂ Mukaber.
Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip and continues, into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.