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Brazil condemns Israel’s new settlement plan in West Bank

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SHAFAQNA - Brazil has harshly criticized Israel for having recently approved new settlements in the occupied West Bank for the first time in more than 20 years. “The settlements in (Palestinian territory) are illegal and amount to an obstacle…

Netanyahu pledges to go ahead with new settlement plan in West Bank

SHAFAQNA - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to move ahead with a plan to create Israel's first new settlement in the occupied West Bank in more than 20 years, snubbing a recently passed UN resolution and global concerns over the…

Israel Takes Advantage Of Syrian Civil War To Expand Illegal Golan Heights Settlements

SHAFAQNA - Israel is taking advantage of the chaos in Syria to expand its illegal settlements in the Golan Heights, just as new oil reserves were discovered in the contested region. Israel took control of the Golan Heights region, 460 square…