RAMALLAH, Wednesday, July 31, 2019 (WAFA) – Nabil Abu Rudeineh, spokesman for President Mahmoud Abbas, said today that Palestinians have the right to build anywhere on their land without permission from anyone.
Reacting to reports that the Israeli government decided to allow the construction of 700 housing units for Palestinians and 6,000 units in the illegal Jewish settlements in the Israeli-controlled Area C of the occupied West Bank, Abu Rudeineh said in a statement, "The Palestinian people have the right to build on all of their land occupied in 1967 without the need for a permission from anyone. We will not give any legitimacy to the construction of a single stone in the settlements on our land."
Abu Rudeineh said the Palestinians “will not barter our rights guaranteed by the resolutions of international legitimacy, which, in particular UN resolution 2334, declared the illegality of the settlements in the territory of the State of Palestine, including East Jerusalem.”
He concluded by saying that “the Palestinian people will remain steadfast in their land and will not accept compromises on their national constants, especially Jerusalem and its holy sites and the establishment of their independent Palestinian state on all their national soil.”