Israeli plan to build 3 new settlements in northern Jordan Valley

Ramallah- The Israeli Ministry of “Construction and Housing” and the Jewish National Fund announced Wednesday a new settlement plan in the northern Jordan Valley, including doubling the number of settlers and setting up 3 new settlements.

Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz reported today that around 20 settlements exist in the northern Jordan Valley area with some 4,500 settlers, noting that the plan aims at increasing the number of settlers there.

The Israeli government approved the settlement plan and allocated budgets for this purpose, the newspaper added.

The occupation forces have increased the settlement work in the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem since U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Source: Jordan News Agency