Settlements a major source of Corona outbreak in Palestine

    The National Bureau for defending land and resisting settlements stated in its latest weekly report , that the commemoration of the Land Day in Palestine remains as important as ever, but this year, we couldn’t mark it neither in the occupied Palestinian territories nor in the Diaspora due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Yet, the absence of activities in the Palestine made the scene more clear with regard to settlement expansion in light of the unlimited American support to the Israeli Occupation State, which always says, settlement in the West Bank including Jerusalem doesn’t contradict the international law and international legitimacy resolutions. Furthermore, Israel imposed a de facto on the ground by increasing settlement and military bases, the number of these settlements is about 450 settlement, the occupation government has started to legalize them as new outposts or neighborhoods affiliated to existed settlements, knowing that the number of settlers in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, is about 850,000, of whom 620,000 reside in the West Bank settlements. Thus, the percent of settlers compared to Palestinian citizens is about 22% of the population.