The Israeli authorities have approved the construction of 32 additional housing units, in Beit Orot in occupied Jerusalem after the establishment of 28 housing units in Jabal al-Zaytun in Jerusalem.
The lawyer Kais Nasser told al-Ayam newspaper that four buildings are planned to be established in Beit Orot settlement consisting of 32 housing units.
The settlement expansion is funded by the American-Jewish millionaire Irving Moscovich, who had previously held a conference with the participation of Minister of Housing during which they discussed the Israeli settlement construction in the Old City of Jerusalem.
The settlement was built several years ago, where a Jewish religious school was established for inciting settlement expansion and building the alleged Temple on the ruins of al-Aqsa mosque.
The lawyer added that the expansion project of Beit Orot settlement was submitted by the religious school to confiscate more than three dunums of al-Tur neighborhood.
Nasser considered the project as a serious escalation in settlement expansion where it will pave the way to build a large settlement outpost in al-Tur neighborhood in occupied Jerusalem.