Settlements called land grab

An Israeli peace group says settlements are being built on private Palestinian land.

    Peace Now says Jewish settlements in the
    West Bank flout Israeli and international laws



    Using maps and leaked official documents, Peace Now movement said the land in question amounted to 61sq km.

    The group said that 86.4 per cent of Maale Adumin, a large settlement in East Jerusalem, was built on privately owned Palestinian land.

    More than 3,400 buildings across the West Bank are constructed on the land that is privately owned by Palestinians, the group said.

    Israel claims to have annexed some of the land used for settlement building as "state land", although its occupation of the all Palestinian land remains illegal under international law.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Venezuela in default: What next?

    Venezuela in default: What next?

    As the oil-rich country fails to pay its debt, we examine what happens next and what it means for its people.

    The Muslims of South Korea

    The Muslims of South Korea

    The number of Muslims in South Korea is estimated to be around 100,000, including foreigners.

    What is Mohammed bin Salman's next move?

    What is Mohammed bin Salman's next move?

    There are reports Saudi Arabia is demanding money from the senior officials it recently arrested.