Givat Hamatos/Mordot Gilo: New Settlement Schemes on Jerusalem's Southern Flank

Daniel Seidemann

The two East Jerusalem settlement plans recently deposited for public review – Givat Hamatos, which allows for the construction of 2610 new units in a new Israeli settlement neighborhood, and Mordot Gilo South, which provides for the construction of 780-1380 units , are not isolated events.

They are part of a series of plans that create an Israeli settlement buffer between East Jerusalem and Bethlehem that jeopardizes the very possibility of the two-state solution.

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