Israel’s Illegal Settlement Approvals1: A Testament that Annexation is an Ongoing Process Within the last 48 hours, Israel, the occupying power, has advanced almost 5,000 illegal colonial-settlement units in the occupied West Bank. This number includes various projects that aim to secure the annexation of occupied Palestinian territory to Israel, perpetuate Israel’s control over the land and the people of Palestine, and deny the inalienable Palestinian right to self-determination. Such projects, in addition to previous announcements in the area between Bethlehem and Jerusalem (Giv’at Yael) and at the eastern gateway to Jerusalem (E-1), have been encouraged by the current US Administration through their annexation plan; what they call “Vision of Peace.”
Count Folke Bernadotte was unanimously chosen to be the United Nations Security Council mediator in the Arab–Israeli conflict of 1947–1948. He was assassinated in Jerusalem in September 1948 by the paramilitary Zionist group Lehi while pursuing his duties, trying to make peace. In November 2008 after Prime Minister Ehud Olmert exchanged maps with President Mahmoud Abbas of two states on the 1967 borders with mutually agreed swaps of land in size and value , he was brought down by corruption charges , political assassination .
The Palestinian leadership declares its strong rejection and condemnation of the US, Israeli, and Bahraini tripartite declaration on the normalization of relations between the Israeli occupation state and the Kingdom of Bahrain. It considers it a betrayal of Jerusalem, Al-Aqsa, and the Palestinian cause and a step in support of legalizing the ugly crimes of the Israeli occupation against the Palestinian people. Israel continues to control and annex the Palestinian lands by military force and actively works to Judaize Jerusalem, control the Islamic and Christian holy sites, and commit crimes against the Palestinian people.