"Israel" to approve plan doubling settlers in occupied Syrian Golan
Israeli media reports on a meeting to be held by the Israeli occupation government in the occupied Syrian Golan to approve a huge plan to double the number of Israeli settlers.
The Israeli occupation government will meet next Sunday in a special session in the "Mevo Hama" settlement in the occupied Golan in Syria to approve a 1 billion shekels (around $317 million) plan to double the Israeli population of the Golan Heights and the "Katzrin" region, reported "Israel" Hayom.
According to the Israeli newspaper, the occupation government will approve upgrading infrastructure in the occupied Golan, "the establishment of new communities and neighborhoods, and the creation of around 2,000 jobs in an effort to transform the Golan into "Israel's" renewable energy capital."
"Israel" Hayom mentioned that once approved, 576 million shekels (around $183 million) will be invested for the construction of 3,300 housing units within five years.
In addition, the Israeli Golan Regional Council is set to approve the building of around 4,000 houses, which will increase the number of settlers to 23,000 in the occupied Golan, the newspaper indicated.
The Israeli government also intends to establish two communities in the occupied Golan, each containing 2,000 housing units.
It is noteworthy that on October 11, citizens of the occupied Syrian Golan organized a protest in the village of Mas'ada in rejection of the Israeli occupation’s plans.
The protestors insisted on their resistance in the face of the occupation attempts to forcefully displace them.
On February 14, 1982, Golan citizens staged a strike that lasted for 6 months in protest against the ominous Israeli annexation decision, which led to complete paralysis in various areas of the occupied Golan, and they held massive demonstrations through which they were able to impose their will, categorically rejecting the racist Israeli decision.
"Israel" Hayom had previously reported that 20 Israeli families live in mobile homes in the settlement, whose establishment was announced in June 2019 by a decision of former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government.
The "Mevo Hama" settlement was established following the former US President Donald Trump's recognition of the "Israeli sovereignty" over the occupied Golan, which prompted the Netanyahu government to establish another settlement called "Trump Heights".
In the same context, Washington had expressed its concern after 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.