Zionist Entity’s Cabinet Looking into Plans for Construction of Artificial Islands

Zionist entity’s cabinet has reportedly established a committee tasked with looking into the construction of offshore artificial islands based on a proposal by Prime Minister of the Israeli regime Benjamin Netanyahu.

According to Jerusalem Post, Netanyahu claimed during Sunday’s meeting that the plan aims to ease crowding in "Israel".

 “We have a coast on which we have built infrastructure such as desalination plants, power stations and other infrastructure facilities. This proposal is designed to build, off Israel’s coast, artificial islands that will absorb all these infrastructures, clear the coasts and – of course – give us more land area,” he added.

The daily reported that many ministerial committees have looked into the issue since 1999 after an Israeli-Dutch team published a feasibility paper on building artificial islands off the coast allegedly for housing airports and large infrastructure facilities.

According to the report, this committee is not connected with a proposal by Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz to build an artificial island off the coast of the besieged Gaza Strip, which has been criticized as an attempt to sever Gaza from the rest of the Palestinian territories.

Netanyahu said that he has been thinking about this idea since his first term in 1996, noting that it was halted due to opposition from environmental groups.

The new measure comes as the regime, emboldened by the US pro-Israel moves, continues its land grab polices on occupied Palestinian territories.

Since the inauguration of US President Donald Trump in January, the regime in Tel Aviv has stepped up its construction of settler units on occupied Palestinian land in a blatant violation of international law.

In a much-criticized policy shift last month, Trump announced a decision to recognize al-Quds as Israel’s "capital" and said he had tasked the State Department with preparing to move Washington’s embassy from Tel Aviv to the Israeli-occupied city.

Iraq’s parliament passes resolution against US policy shift on Quds

On the other hand, Iraq’s Parliament has passed a resolution denouncing US President Donald Trump’s contentious decision to recognize al-Quds as Israel’s “capital.”

Ali es-Safi from the National Iraqi Alliance told Turkey’s Anadolu Agency on Sunday that lawmakers described the US move as a provocative measure against all religions and a threat to international peace.

The Iraqi legislators stressed that al-Quds is the capital of the Palestinian state, the parliamentarian added.

Trump made the announcement on December 6, 2017, and said he had asked the State Department with preparing to move Washington’s embassy from Tel Aviv to the Israeli-occupied city.

The dramatic shift in Washington’s policy vis-à-vis the city triggered global condemnations as well as demonstrations in the occupied Palestinian territories and other Muslim countries, including Iraq.

Back then, Iraq’s top cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani condemned the controversial US move and said occupied al-Quds must return to its Palestinian owners.

The US used its veto power at the UN Security Council to block a resolution against the move at the UN Security Council, but a similar resolution was overwhelmingly adopted at the world body’s General Assembly days later.

Al-Quds remains at the core of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, with Palestinians hoping that the eastern part of the city would eventually serve as the capital of a future independent Palestinian state.