Objection to E1 Plan

Peace Now, Ir Amim and the Association of Environmental Justice in Israel are jointly filing an objection to the Higher Planning Council of the Civil Administration against construction plans for some 3,500 housing units on E1. The organizations have in parallel launched a campaign (along with the NGO, Mechazkim) calling on the public to sign the objection, and within a few days it had already been signed by more than 1,500 objectors.

On the eve of the last election, Prime Minister Netanyahu ordered the advancement of construction plans on E1, following which plans No. 420/4/7 and 420/4/10 for the construction of 3,412 housing units were published for deposit, in an area east of East Jerusalem, in the heart of the West Bank. Any public objectors have until 28 August 2020 to submit their objections. 
Construction in E1 is considered essentially fatal to the prospect of a two-state solution because it divides the West Bank into two – a northern and a southern region – and prevents the development of the central Ramallah-East Jerusalem-Bethlehem metropolis in the West Bank. Even from an Israeli development and planning perspective, a settlement in E1 will do more harm tha...read more

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