Israel approves construction of 1,000 new settlement units in West Bank

Palestinian foreign ministry condemns settlement expansion to be in violation of int’l agreements

UN All Israeli settlements are illegal under international law
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AMMAN — The Palestinian foreign ministry has condemned Israel’s approval of the construction of over 1,000 new settlement units in the occupied West Bank. The move is seen as a step towards deepening and expanding Israeli colonies in the region, in violation of international agreements and the principles of the two-state solution.اضافة اعلان

In a statement released on Monday, the Palestinian Foreign Ministry criticized Israel for its disregard of international positions, signed agreements, and resolutions of international legitimacy, which demand the cessation of settlement activity.

The statement emphasized that settlements are illegal, illegitimate, and a crime that threatens to undermine the two-state solution, which seeks to establish a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital, in accordance with UN resolutions.

The ministry said the deepening and expansion of settlements is “a blatant challenge to the will of the international community, and a disregard for American and international positions that warn of the dangers of the situation”.

It also said Israel of exploiting double international standards to implement its expansionist colonial plans and to gradually annex the West Bank.

Israel’s continued impunity
The ministry also argued that Israel's continued impunity and lack of accountability for its crimes have encouraged it to commit more of them, especially with regards to settlements.

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