The National Bureau for Land Defense and Settlement Resistance said that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave the most dangerous light to embark on the implementation of the most dangerous settlement project in the area named (E1).

The office explained in a weekly report today, Saturday, that the new US administration’s hazy position on the issue of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict encourages the Netanyahu government to continue its settlement policy, and what was under discussion in this regard between it and the late US administration.

"After the robbing of the (E1) area and its transformation into a settlement project was provoking American reactions in previous years, the new American administration's placing the conflict file at the lowest level of its concerns gives signals to the occupation government that the time is right to start the robbery of the region and turn it into a vital area. Of settlement activities. "

He pointed out that the occupation government began constructing the bypass road that connects the town of Anata with the towns of Al-Eizariya and Abu Dis, east of Jerusalem, through Al-Zaeem, after removing the military barrier and pushing it eastward towards the west.

And he considered that such a move is a prelude to closing the northern entrance to the town of Al-Eizariya and diverting the street that is now used by Palestinians in the direction of Jericho via Khan Al-Ahmar into a street for settlers only, preventing its behavior on Palestinians.
He explained that this leads to the confiscation of large areas of private land for the people of Hizma, Anata and Jabal Al-Mukaber, and complete control over the area that "Israel" was planning to rob and turn it into an extension of the settlement of "Ma'ale Adumim", and the start of building a new settlement in the area, especially as its infrastructure is ready to build more. Of 12 thousand settlement units.

He pointed out that closing the eastern gate to the city of Jerusalem and isolating it with a complete settlement circle in which the new settlement occupies the vast E1 area with a road network linking the “Jerusalem envelope settlements” to the Jordan Valley and western Jerusalem, simply means the complete separation of the northern West Bank from its south.

Last year, back channels of communication took place within the Israeli government coalition with the White House to start construction in the aforementioned area in the context of planning to annex settlement blocs in the vicinity of Jerusalem to the city to expand its borders, leading to what the occupation calls "Greater Jerusalem."

According to the National Office, this comes as a step that can be acceptable and a starting point in the annexation process and the implementation of the vision of former US President Donald Trump, so as to include "Greater Jerusalem", according to those discussions that were taking place between the two sides, the three settlement blocs: Ma'aleh Adumim, Gush Etzion, and Givat Ze'ev And, perhaps, an additional fourth block is Adam-Kochav Ya`qub. "

He explained that this would tear the West Bank apart, isolate its north and center from its south, and prevent the establishment of a viable and connected Palestinian state.

He added that the settlement construction in the (E1) project would lead to the destruction of the Bedouin communities that live in the eastern region of the city of Jerusalem, and along the area extending to the outskirts of the valley, as a large number of Palestinian communities in these areas are subject to continuous Israeli efforts to displace and deprive them of Their lands and homes.

Meanwhile, the "Jewish National Fund Administration" intends to expand its activities to promote the settlement project and plunder Palestinian lands in the West Bank.

The report stated that the Fund’s management is studying in a session next week a proposal to organize its activities in a way that allows it to buy land (with private Palestinian ownership) and expand and develop settlements.

The proposal on the agenda of the fund’s governing body stipulates that the foundation formally purchase private Palestinian land in Area C of the West Bank, for the purpose of a possible expansion of the existing settlements.