Israel plans large-scale settlement at closed Jerusalem Airport
Israel is planning to build a large Jewish settlement on the site of a long-abandoned airport that Palestinians hoped to one day serve the future capital of East Jerusalem. This is one of several reconciliation projects underway despite the criticism of the Biden administration, and together with the Palestinians and the international community, sees reconciliation as an obstacle to conflict resolution 100 years ago. According to Hagit Ofran of the Israeli anti-settlement watch group Peace Now, the Atalott settlement includes 9,000 homes for sale to ultra-Orthodox Jews and has approximately 50,000 people adjacent to three densely populated Palestinian communities. Will be a “small city”.