White Houses stresses to "Israel" no new settlement constructions
Is "Israel" insane enough to create further provocations in a security situation already going downhill? Most probably.
In recent days, the Biden administration told "Israel" not to approve the building of any settlements in the West Bank in an upcoming meeting with the panel responsible for approving construction projects there, according to the Israeli Channel 12.
According to the news outlet, the message, which could also be interpreted as a warning, was relayed by at least 3 US officials speaking to counterparts and senior figures in Al-Quds.
A source, who is not named, said the White House conditions Biden's trip to "Israel" on there being no approvals of settlement construction.
Last month, "Israel" decided to "delay" the approval of building 4,000 settlements in the West Bank - and with the worsening security situation in occupied Palestine, the Israelis would have to think twice before creating further provocations by approving new settlements.
The plan to build 4,000 Israeli settlement units is yet to be approved by Security Minister Benny Gantz, said the Yesha Council, an Israeli organization that handles the affairs of the Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.
For the plan to become a morbid reality for Palestinians, Israeli occupation Security Minister Benny Gantz must approve it, and his lack of approval has been met with heavy criticism from the representatives of the settlements, accusing him of "playing politics" at their expense.
Yesha Council Chairman David Elhayani claimed there was a "growing need" for settlements as the Israeli settlers increase in occupied Palestine in a bid to eradicate the Arabhood of the country.
There are about half a million Israeli settlers living in the occupied Palestinian territories, and many even want to move there, Elhayani added, not taking into consideration the rights and needs of the Palestinians as they uproot them from their lands.