Today (Sunday) it was announced that the Israel Land Authority has published the tender for the construction of 1,257 housing units in the Givat Hamatos neighborhood of Jerusalem. The importance of the construction in the place is great as it takes care of the continuity of Jewish settlements.
In response, EU High Representative Joseph Burrell wrote: “I am deeply concerned about the Israeli authorities’ decision to open a tender for the construction of housing units for a completely new settlement on Givat Hamatos. This is a central location between Jerusalem and Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. All construction in settlements “It will seriously damage the chances of a sustainable and continuous Palestinian state, and more broadly, the possibility of a two-state solution … of which Jerusalem is the future capital of two states.”
The EU’s position continues to be against Israeli sovereignty in settlement.
Coalition chairman Miki Zohar, who promoted the important move, wrote: “Before the last election, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised me that he would publish the tender for construction in the Givat Hamatos neighborhood of Jerusalem. This is a neighborhood in a strategic location between Beit Safafa and Hebron Road, and the importance of construction there is essential for maintaining a Jewish continuum between Talpiot and Gilo.. This morning at a good time, the Israel Land Authority issued the tender for the construction of another 1,257 housing units in the neighborhood. “
“We do not need approval from the European Union, which operates from the State of Israel in all arenasSays Maor Tzemach, chairman of Lech Yerushalayim. “The European Union is consistently violating Israel’s sovereignty by injecting money into pro-Palestinian organizations operating in East Jerusalem.“.