Israeli authorities have approved the construction of a new settlement near the border of the besieged Gaza Strip, as Tel Aviv continues to press ahead with its land grab policies across the Palestinian territories despite international outcry.
The so-called High Council of Planning and Building – an Israeli official body that supervises settlement construction, gave the green light on Tuesday evening to the construction of the new settlement, which will house around 500 families and will be named “Hanun,” the Arabic service of Turkey’s official Anadolu news agency reported.
The Israeli regime will reportedly allocate 1 million new shekels ($296,000) for the development of the infrastructure in the new settlement, which will be within the area of Israel’s Sdot Negev Regional Council.
The development came a day after Israeli officials issued demolition orders for 10 Palestinian structures, including a mosque, in the occupied West Bank.
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