Israeli occupation authorities approved the construction of 530 new settlement units in occupied East Al-Quds (Jerusalem), according to the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation on Wednesday.
The new units include the construction of 400 units in the so-called settlement of Gilo and 130 in the so-called settlement of Ramat Shlomo.
The Israeli broadcaster said the building of the new settler units come “before the inauguration of US President-elect Joe Biden, who in the past played a role in freezing settlement construction” in Al-Quds.
On Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that he has instructed to build 800 settlement units in the West Bank.
The Zionist entity has stepped up settlement activities in the occupied West Bank under outgoing US President Donald Trump.