mardi 28 avril 2015

‘Israel’ bids for 77 settlement units in Jerusalem

« Israel » lance les chantiers de 77 unités de colonisation à Jérusalem
During his election campaign, Netanyahu pledged to build thousands of settlement units in Jerusalem to undermine future concessions to Palestinians

"Instead of changing direction and showing that ‘Israel’ is ready for peace, Netanyahu is sticking
 to the line he held during his election campaign and seeking to prevent the chance of peace." 

Days of Palestine, Jerusalem –Israeli occupation called on Monday for tenders to apply for constructing 77 settlement units in occupied East Jerusalem.

Spokeswoman of Peace Now, Israeli human rights organisation, Hagit Ofran told AFP it was the first such announcement in East Jerusalem since a March 17 general election won by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud party.

Peace Now said 36 of them were being offered in Neve Yaakov and another 41 in neighbouring Pisgat Zeev settlement. Both are located at the northern edge of East Jerusalem.

Peace Now said the tenders could be seen as a sign of the future inclinations of the rightwing religious coalition government that Netanyahu is currently putting together.

“Publication of these tenders in east Jerusalem is liable to be an indicator from Netanyahu’s transitional government of what can perhaps be expected — God forbid — when the new government is formed,” it said.

“Instead of changing direction and showing that ‘Israel’ is ready for peace, Netanyahu is sticking to the line he held during his election campaign and seeking to prevent the chance of peace.”

The day before the election, Netanyahu vowed that if re-elected, he would build thousands of settler homes in Palestinian East Jerusalem to prevent future concessions to the Palestinians.

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