Israel to build a new settlement in West Bank for evacuated squatters

الثلاثاء 12 يونيو 2018 05:14 م بتوقيت القدس المحتلة

Israel to build a new settlement in West Bank for evacuated squatters

The Israeli government intends to build a new settlement outpost for Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank after a court verdict recently ordered the dismantling of Netiv Ha'avot outpost, which was built on privately-owned Palestinian land.

According to Haaretz newspaper, Israeli security forces are expected to demolish 15 structures in this outpost Tuesday morning.

In the presence of right-wing Israeli ministers, thousands participated on Monday in a mock protest against the evacuation of settlers from the outpost.

Israeli army sources told Haaretz that an agreement had been reached with the settlers under which they accepted to only resist the demolition of two structures in the outpost. The source added that the evacuation would go smoothly and with no problems.

The Israeli government has allotted 60 million shekels (approximately $16.5 million) for the slated demolitions and the construction of a new outpost. The sum will be used to compensate evacuated settlers and reconstruct stone structures for them on a nearby tract of land that is not privately owned.

المصدر : Shehab