Ramallah, Nov 27, : , Palestine condemned Israel’s Approval of the construction of 372 settlement Units within the southern West Bank city Hebron.The Israeli move “is an extension to the process of deepening, expanding the illegal settlements within the heart of Hebron,” the Palestinian foreign minister stated in a press release.
According to the ministry, the “provocative” move was made just days after Israel approved 11,000 Units being built on the lands of Qalandia Airport in East Jerusalem.Also known as the Jerusalem International Airport.
According to Xinhua news agency, the ministry also condemned the visit of Israeli President Isaac Herzog to the settlement to celebrate Hanukkah.
The ministry warned against Israeli attempts to “distract international attention from the Palestinian cause” and highlighted the damage done by the move towards the principle of the Two-State Solution.
It stated that the two-state solution is subject to the most heinous act of sabotage due to Israel’s policy of controlling the Palestinian land during the West Bank’s accelerated annexation.
The Israeli media reported on Thursday that the Kiryat Arba council of Hebron city approved construction of 372 new housing Units within the local settlement area.
This includes public buildings, educational institutions and commercial buildings.
According to official Palestinian figures, more than 600,000 Jews reside in 140 settlements in the West Bank or East Jerusalem.
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