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Ioa issues tender for building 32 new settlement units in bethlehem

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The Israeli movement of peace now revealed that the Israel land administration invited a tender on Sunday for the building of 32 new housing units in the Beitar Illit settlement which was built on Bethlehem lands.

The leftist movement strongly denounced the Israeli settlement expansion, saying that the Israeli government had issued tenders for 450 new settlement units since the beginning of the year.

It also pointed out that while the Israeli government is discussing the bill of evacuating and compensating the settlers in the West Bank, it continues to expand settlements there.

Meanwhile, in a report received by the PIC, the civil coalition for the defense of Palestinian rights in occupied Jerusalem said that the IOA escalated its violations of human rights in Jerusalem.

The report underlined that the most prominent violation was represented in the tightening of military measures on Jerusalem on the anniversary of the alleged temple destruction and in the building of a Jewish synagogue in the Buraq yard.

It elaborated that the month of August witnessed the kidnapping of Jerusalemite Palestinians, where the IOF troops abducted citizens for refusing to hand over their house keys.

The IOF troops also stormed Al-Mutran school in Jerusalem and cancelled a graduation ceremony for honoring high school students. They also broke into and ransacked the Jerusalemite club of Beit Hanina, and bared the Zahrat Al-Madaen society and the Hilal Al-Quds club from celebrating the conclusion of their summer camp, according to the report.

Meanwhile, IOF troops confiscated the car of Sheikh Taysir Al-Tamimi, the chief justice of Palestine at the Maale Adumim checkpoint and assaulted him physically.

Furthermore, the IOA demolished five Jerusalemite houses in Beit Hanina, Isawiya and Silwan in August and confiscated the lands of Sawahra town in order to expand the Container checkpoint.

The report also said that Israeli settlers trespassed and confiscated the lands of Al-Husseini and Al-Istanbulli families and prevented students of the orphanage school from passing through these lands to go to their school especially since these lands are the only way leading to their school.