Islam Times 15 Jun 2020 102020000000Mon, 15 Jun 2020 10:13:49 -0400 10:13 https://www.islamtimes.org/en/news/868721/israel-greenlights-illegal-trump-settlement-in-occupied-golan-heights -------------------------------------------------- Title : ‘Israel’ Greenlights Illegal ‘Trump Settlement’ In Occupied Golan Heights -------------------------------------------------- Islam Times - The Zionist government approved plans to build a new illegal settlement in the ‘Israeli’-occupied Golan Heights named after US President Donald Trump. Text : So-called Settlements Minister Tzipi Hotovely wrote on Facebook that her ministry will start preparations for Ramat Trump - Hebrew for "Trump Heights" with a capacity for 300 families. The Jewish settlement is currently known as Bruchim and is more than 30 years old and has a population of 10 people. Israel occupied Syria s Golan Heights in the 1967 Middle East war and annexed it in 1981. The vast majority of the international community considers the move illegal under international law. But during a visit to Washington, DC by Zionist Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in March last year, just weeks before the occupations entity s elections, Trump changed decades of US policy by signing an executive order, officially recognizing the strategic mountainous plateau as Israeli territory. The decision, the latest in a series of US diplomatic moves benefitting the Tel Aviv regime, was widely applauded there. It followed Trump s controversial decision to recognize occupied al-Quds as the Zionist entity s so-called capital and relocate the US embassy to the city, sparking outrage across the region. According to Hebrew media, the plan will involve earmarking $2.3m for developing the settlement. At a cabinet meeting on Sunday, Netanyahu said Israel would begin practical steps in establishing the community of Ramat Trump on the Golan Heights, the apartheid regime s sovereignty over which was recognized by Trump.