The Israeli government gave its unanimous approval on Sunday for 350 new settlement units to be built south of the occupied city of Bethlehem. All of Israel’s settlements in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem are illegal under international law.
The new units will be built in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc to accommodate the Jewish settlers who were evacuated by the Israeli High Court of Justice from the settlement outpost of Netiv Ha’avot, which was regarded as illegal even under Israel law.
“Today, the Cabinet will approve a budget for the Netiv Ha’avot outline,” said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “The residents have been waiting a long time for this.”
Although the evacuation of Netiv Ha’avot was ordered by the court, the Israeli government asked that it be delayed until June in order to find a solution for the issue.
On 23 November 2019, EuroPal Forum and Middle East Monitor co-hosted a conference at the Holiday Inn Bloomsbury in London on the relations between Europe and Palestine. A first of its kind, the conference brought together individuals at the forefront of discourse on Palestine in
As the European Court of Justice (ECJ) rules that European Union countries must identify products made in Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory, MEMO and EuroPal Forum are hosting a conference to discuss the EU’s position on major issues related to the occupat