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Israeli settlement at Atarot delayed Israel delays massive settlement project in occupied East Jerusalem after international pressure

While the 9,000-unit settlement plan in Atarot was put on hold on Monday, another settlement plan inside East Jerusalem to build 473 homes near two Palestinian neighborhoods was announced on the same day 

Illegal Israeli settlement Israel approves illegal settlement plan for over 9,000 housing units in Jerusalem

The new settlement plan approved by the Israeli Jerusalem municipality will permanently cut off Palestinians in the occupied West Bank from Jerusalem, and makes way for the annexation and Israelization of all of Jerusalem in the future

Violence by Israeli settlers against Palestinians has doubled this year

According to Haaretz, security forces in the country have adopted a policy of not intervening during most such attacks on Palestinians by the settlers to create a “permissive atmosphere” to allow them to “let off steam”

UN experts warn of increasing attacks on Palestinians by extremist settlers

The group of three experts also expressed grave concern at the heightened rate of settlement expansion in the occupied Palestinian territories by the state of Israel

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