Post-Aqaba Settlement Expansion in East Jerusalem

In a joint communique released by the United States, Jordan, Egypt Israel and the Palestinian Authority, upon the conclusion of the Aqaba Summit on February 26, 2023, both Israel and the Palestinian Authority, reaffirmed their “commitment to immediately work to end unilateral measures for a period of 3-6 months, [including a halt to discussion].”

Since that date, the Government of Israel and the Jerusalem Municipality have deliberated upon or taken significant (and not merely technical) statutory steps towards the construction of approximately 11,179 residential units and 1,950 hotel rooms in the settlements of East Jerusalem.