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PLO official says Israel is trying to deceive the world when talking about Area C of the West Bank

PLO official says Israel is trying to deceive the world when talking about Area C of the West Bank
Israeli army removing and seizing Palestinian shelters in Area C. (File photo)

RAMALLAH, Saturday, August 14, 2021 (WAFA) – The Israeli occupying state is trying to deceive world public opinion when it says that Palestinians will be allowed to build in Area C of the occupied West Bank, today said Ahmad Majdalani, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).

He stressed in a statement that Area C, which makes over 60 percent of the area of the West Bank where Israel maintains full military control, is Palestinian territory in the first place and where Israel demolishes Palestinian-owned structures, steals land and controls it through illegal military laws that are in violation of international law.

Israel said last week that it will allow the Palestinians, in a very rare move, to build some 800 housing units in Area C while in return it will build over 2200 units for Israelis in illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, a deal firmly rejected by the Palestinians who insist that all settlements are illegal and should be removed from the occupied territories.

Majdalani urged the international community not to believe the Israeli hoax regarding Palestinian construction in Area C but rather look at what Israel is doing there from settlement construction and projects in an effort to maintain lasting control over Area C while prohibiting the Palestinian Authority from extending its rule over that area.

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