A young man, whose name was not given in the interview, came to the attention of the Israeli government in 2008 when he was found guilty of a string of crimes, including spying.
He was released from prison in 2015, but his case and the subsequent conviction triggered a long and difficult legal battle, which Israel and the Palestinians agreed to settle in the United Nations.
The final outcome of that dispute remains unresolved.
In 2010, an architect named Eliyahu Mazor presented his vision for a new settlement in the West Bank.
He told a gathering of Israeli architects and developers that the new settlement would be built entirely on reclaimed land, but the project was rejected by the Palestinians.
He proposed that a new, smaller settlement be built on an area of the desert that had previously been cultivated by Palestinians.
This is what he called his “new settlement” and the name stuck.
Mazor’s vision, which has been dubbed the “Green Line” for the “green” part of the land, has been approved by Israel and signed by the Palestinian Authority.
The green part of land is defined as the “central part of any given settlement,” including the West-Israeli settlement of Ma’ale Adumim.
The Israeli government, which regards Ma’alale Adomim as illegal under international law, has also approved the Green Line for the surrounding areas of Maale Adalah.
However, the government has never approved a Green Line in the entire West Bank, and it does not allow construction on any part of it.
The area, known as Maale’ Adumirim, is in the eastern part of Maalale’ al-Quds, which is also known as “the Green Line.”
According to the Israeli Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Housing, the area was “created in the aftermath of the 1967 Six-Day War, when Israel invaded the West [of the West] and established settlements, including MaaleAdumim.”
The area was created to “protect” the “land of the Jewish people from the Palestinian people,” according to the ministry.
Israel’s plan to develop Maaleadumim includes a number of measures to accommodate Palestinians living in the area, including the building of a housing development on the “historic hilltop” at the foot of the hilltop, a plan that was approved by the Israeli Knesset in 2016, and the construction of a “green wall” on the area.
However, Palestinians who live in the surrounding area say that the “wall” is an obstacle to their right to live in their homes.
In an open letter to the minister of the environment, Yael Gal, the Palestinian Committee of the Western Wall wrote, “This [plan] would be in violation of the [constitution] and the law of the Land of Israel.”
The letter goes on to state that “any plans that will create an obstacle, like this wall, to Palestinians will not be acceptable and will not help to achieve peace.”
In an interview with the Jerusalem Post, Ma’abas Al-Khalifa, a Palestinian architect, told Al Jazeera that the plan to build on reclaimed lands is in line with the Israeli occupation, but he thinks the Green Plan for the West Wall “is not the right solution.”
“It is not the best solution.
It is the worst solution,” Al-Albawi said.
“I don’t want to live next to an illegal settlement.”
Al-Albinawi told Al-Monitor that the Israeli-Palestinian agreement on Maal’adumir is “not compatible with the basic principles of international law.”
Albinawis remarks reflect the views of many Palestinians in Maalabas al-Khashab, who believe that the Green Solution is not in the best interests of the Palestinians living there.
“The Green Plan is not what the Palestinians want,” Albinawi said, “but the Green Party in Israel has decided to take advantage of this and give the Palestinians nothing.”