New Israeli settlements in the Golan, the Palestinian territories of 1948
Syria-Israel, Politics, 11/2/2000
As part of the settlement and expansionist policy pursued by Israel, the Israeli daily Haartez said in its Wednesday's issue that settlement activity has been actively resumed in the Golan heights, noting that there is a plan to build 1500 new settlement unit at Katzrin settlement.
Haartez added that environmental studies are being conducted to build new settlements on the plains of the Golan and to build related infrastructures.
The paper quoted a source at the office of the Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak saying that expansion in the Golan has been strongly resumed after eliminating hindering obstacles.
The paper added that some 1500 dunnums were annexed to the western parts of the said settlement and that the Israeli border affairs committee has recently approved the expansion plans in the settlement and submited them to what is called the planning and building committee in the northern sector.
Haartez also indicated that there is another plan which aims at building 50 building units in Kela Alloun settlement, adding that the office of the Israeli prime minister has agreed to make study in preparations to expand the settlements of the Golan and to built other 2500 units at Kanav and Maale Gamla.
On the other hand, the Israeli government decided to allocate money to back the budget of 11 Israeli settlements in the north of the occupied territories of 1948.
The Hebrew- language Israeli daily quoted the director general of the Israeli prime minister office Yusi Kotchik said that the allocated sum will be dedicated to back settlements which accommodated additional numbers of new Israeli settlers.
Worthy mentioning the Israeli government confiscated large areas of the Palestinian territories in al-Nasera and its suburbs and annexed them to the Israeli settlements in the area.
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