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Comfortable Birthday, Mr. President: Israel approves funding for ‘Trump Heights’ settlement in occupied Golan Heights

Happy Birthday, Mr. President: Israel approves funding for ‘Trump Heights’ settlement in occupied Golan Heights


The Israeli authorities has allotted eight million shekels (about $2.three million) for the development of the ‘Trump Heights’ settlement within the occupied Golan Heights, the announcement coincided with Donald Trump’s 74th birthday.

“The initiative to determine a brand new Golan Heights settlement to be named after President Donald Trump expresses gratitude for his work for the State of Israel and the Golan Heights,” an announcement by the federal government learn. The gesture will assist to additional strengthen political ties between Tel-Aviv and Washington, it added.

The development of ‘Trump Heights’ will kick off in lower than a month, with some 20 households anticipated to maneuver into the newly constructed houses later this 12 months.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised a 12 months in the past {that a} settlement within the Golan Heights can be named after the US president following Trump’s controversial determination to acknowledge Israeli sovereignty over the world.

The US’ transfer confronted widespread worldwide condemnation, with UN Secretary-Basic Antonio Guterres insisting that the standing of Golan Heights remained unchanged regardless of the popularity by Washington.

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Israel captured the strategic territory from Syria in 1967 and annexed it 1981, with the worldwide neighborhood virtually unanimously contemplating it an illegally occupied territory.

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