Israeli government approves 31 plans to build settlements in West Bank
Despite European countries calling on the occupation to stop building settlements in the West Bank immediately, the Israeli government approves 31 plans to build settlements in the West Bank.
The Israeli occupation authorities approved 30 plans to build settlements in various areas outside the so-called Green Line in the occupied West Bank, according to Israeli media.
The approval came after the occupation authorities evacuated several buildings in a settlement outpost near Ramallah.
In rejection of building settlements in the West Bank, night confusion activities continue in the West Bank, where a young Palestinian was shot by the occupation forces when the Palestinian youths responded to said forces in the eastern and western areas of Bayt Dajan.
European countries demanded 'Israel' to stop building settlements in the West Bank immediately - the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, and Spain demanded in a joint statement the Israeli occupation to stop building settlements in the occupied West Bank, considering that "expanding settlements violates international law."
The European countries clarified that it directly told the Israeli government that "this step undermines the exerted efforts to rebuild trust between the two parties," intending to resume dialogue.
Israeli media reported that large-scale construction was being resumed in the occupied West Bank after months of delay, stressing that the approval came by the orders of former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The Israeli occupation is planning to expand settlement outside of the Green Line, where 'Haaretz' reported in early April that the municipality of Al-Quds's planning committee would approve building more than 500 new settlement units in areas outside the borders of those occupied in 1948.