The Zionist regime has given the initial approval for the construction of around 1,500 illegal settlement units in East al-Quds.
According to Press TV, the spokeswoman of Zionist regime’s ministry for internal affairs, Efrat Orbach, said on Monday that the ministry had demanded the settlement applicants to reduce their request to construct 1,600 new units in East al-Quds to 1,500 and resubmit it “for final approval.”
She said “It reduced the plan from 1,600 to 1,500 and now the plan has to be resubmitted and meet the conditions in order to get final approval,” adding “It could take months more, or years.”
Following Tel Aviv’s recent announcement, Palestinians said they would call for a United Nations Security Council meeting over the new Zionists’ decision to build the illegal settler units.
Nabil Abu Rudeina, a spokesman for acting Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas, said they were about to take “important and necessary measures against Zionist regime’s settlement building, including recourse to the UN Security Council, to prevent implementation of these decisions.”