[News] To house Ukrainian Jews, WZO to build 1, 000 illegal structures on Israeli-occupied Palestinian lands

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house Ukrainian Jews, WZO to build 1,000 illegal structures on
Israeli-occupied Palestinian lands
March 1, 2022
Ukrainian Jewish immigrants arrive at Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv, as
part of an Aliyah from Ukraine, on February 20, 2022.

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- The World Zionist Organization’s Settlement
Division has announced plans to place about 1,000 illegal portable
structures on Israeli-occupied Palestinian lands to absorb Jewish
immigrants from Ukraine.

Before the beginning of the unfolding crisis in Kiev, Yishai Merling,
chairman of the WZO’s Settlement Division, initiated a detailed plan a few
weeks ago for establishing illegal temporary homes in large and permanent
caravans for Jewish families from Ukraine who plan to make aliyah, the
Jerusalem Post reported.

Merling recently showed the so-called emergency plan to Yaakov Hagoel,
chairman of the World Zionist Organization and acting chairman of the
Jewish Agency.

The Settlement Division, which plays a main role in establishing new
illegal Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian territories, plans
to put the residential and public buildings intended for temporary
absorption of families and individuals arriving from Ukraine next to or in
permanent settlements.

The plan includes residential buildings of 55 square meters to 90 sq.m.

The illegal buildings will be located on the northern border, in the
occupied Golan Heights, the Al-Naqab, Wadi Araba, the Valley of Springs and
the Jordan Valley.

There are nearly 700,000 Israeli settlers living in 256 illegal settlements
and outposts scattered across the occupied West Bank, including East

Israeli settlements are illegal under international law.

A government decision is required to implement the plan.

When the government decision passes, the members of the Settlement Division
are prepared for its immediate execution,” Merling said.

Nearly 2,500 Ukrainian Jews have asked to emigrate to ‘Israel’
“immediately” following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Jewish Agency
said on Thursday.

When Russia launched a full-scale operation in Ukraine, the Jewish Agency
set up a special hotline to help those interested in leaving the country
for ‘Israel’ as well as ‘Israelis’ who have relatives in Ukraine.

The hotline is being operated out of Jerusalem in conjunction with the
International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ), an organization
that raises funding from evangelical Christians.

So far more than 5,000 Ukrainian Jews have called the hotline, with about
half of the callers expressing interest in moving to ‘Israel’ immediately,
Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported on Sunday.

Last year, a total of 3,100 Ukrainians immigrated to ‘Israel’.

An estimated 200,000 Ukrainians are eligible to immigrate to ‘Israel’ and
receive automatic citizenship under the so-called “Law of Return,”
according to Haaretz.

In recent decades, Ukraine and Russia have been the largest suppliers of
immigrants to ‘Israel’.

A total of 11,824 new Israeli colonizers arrived in occupied Palestine
between January and June 2021 – up 30 percent from the same period in 2020,
but 20 percent lower than the same period in 2019, according to figures
published by Israel’s Ministry of Aliyah and Integration.

Americans who made aliyah ( North American immigration to ‘Israel’) were
far more likely than immigrants from any other country to move to occupied
West Bank settlements in 2020, constituting more than 8 percent of United
States citizens who immigrated to occupied Palestine in 2020 and comparing
with less than 3 percent of those making aliyah from France and less than 2
percent of the immigrants from Russia and Ukraine who moved to occupied
West Bank settlements.
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