'Tel Aviv' approves new settlements in Al-Naqab
The Israeli occupation adopted a resolution that would displace Palestinians from their homes and land in favor of settlements and "forestation".
The Israeli occupation approved the construction of five new settlements in Al-Naqab, occupied West Bank, around two months after Palestinians all over the occupied country took to the street to decry the Israeli decision and violence.
The resolution approved by the Israeli occupation's government on Sunday will see Israeli settlers taking over four villages in Al-Naqab, as "Tel Aviv" is "setting one aside" for the Bedouin.
It gives the World Zionist Organization's Settlement Division the power to recruit the Israeli occupation's settlers to move into the new settlements, with Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked and Construction and Settlement Minister Zeev Elkin saying they intended to start "vetting" applicants for residency.
Some 100,000 Palestinians live in villages "unrecognized" by the Israeli occupation, and "Tel Aviv" denies them any infrastructure or support amid refusal to collaborate with the local leadership.
Last week, Elkin announced that the Jewish National Fund was going to resume its controversial "forestation" plan, which consists of uprooting Palestinians from their homes in favor of the Israeli occupation planting trees in Al-Naqab.
The decision would see the Israeli occupation forces bulldozing the Palestinians' land, homes, and villages, and many protests took place all over occupied Palestine and the world as a whole, and those who went out in Palestine were met by force from the IOF, who attacked and jailed them for protesting for their right to their land.
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