“Israel” to approve a large-scale settlements plan in the Golan
Israeli media has revealed that the occupation government is holding its weekly meeting in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights with the intention to ratify a set of decisions.
The Israeli Makan website reported that the occupation’s government is holding its weekly session in the Syrian Golan height today, where it is expected to approve a large scale-plan to establish illegal settlements in the region with a budget of 1 billion shekel ($317m.).
According to several media outlets, the governmental plan aims at securing development on multiple levels, with a focus on increasing the number of settlers from 50 thousand to 100 thousand by building further settlements.
Israeli newspaper “Israel” Hayom reported on Thursday that the plan includes creating 2,000 jobs and the construction of 3,300 housing units within the next five years with the aim of transforming the Golan into “Israel’s” renewable energy capital.
The Israeli attempts to widen the scope of its control of the heights come after the citizens of the occupied Syrian Golan reaffirmed their categorical rejection of the decision to annex their region, stressing that the Golan has been, still is, and will remain Syrian Arab territory.
Their statement came on the 40th anniversary of the ominous annexation decision.
Washington had previously expressed its concern following the Israeli authorities announced its intention to construct more than 3,144 settlement units in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.
"We are deeply concerned about the Israeli government's plan to advance thousands of settlement units," US State Department Spokesperson Ned Price said in a press conference.