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Israel builds nearly 2,030 settler units on private Palestinian land

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
A general view taken from Palestinian village of Hizma on January 30, 2015, shows Israeli settlement units in the northern area of the occupied East al-Quds, on January 30, 2015. (© AFP)

Israel has built 2,026 structures on territories grabbed from the Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, a right-wing Israeli organization says.

The units were built on privately-owned Palestinian land, Regavim said in its report on Sunday.

It added that the structures include 1,232 permanent homes and 794 mobile homes. Nearly 1,500 families live in these structures which are scattered on a large number of Israeli settlements.

More than half a million Israelis live in over 120 illegal settlements built since Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank, including East al-Quds (Jerusalem), in 1967.

Much of the international community regards the Israeli settlements as illegal because the territories were occupied by Israel in 1967, and they are hence subject to the Geneva Conventions, which forbid construction on occupied lands.

Tel Aviv has defied calls to end its settlement activities.


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