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Presidency condemns Israel's new settlement construction announcement 


RAMALLAH, Sunday, January 17, 2021 (WAFA) - Presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh condemned the Israeli authorities' decision to build 780 new housing units in illegal West Bank settlements.

He reiterated that settlements are illegal under international law and the resolutions of the UN Security Council, particularly resolution 2334, which was internationally endorsed, including by the United States, stressing that settlement activities only aim to undermine the two-state solution.

He said that the Israeli government is receiving the US President-elect Joe Biden's administration with settlement announcement.

The presidential spokesman added that these successive Israeli decisions are a preemptive attempt by the Israeli government to undermine any effort that the US President-elect Joe Biden's administration might make to relaunch the stalled peace process.

He called on the international community to intervene immediately and urgently to force the Israeli government to stop its systematic and planned destruction of the two-state solution.

Abu Rudeineh stressed that settlements destroy any opportunity to achieve a just and comprehensive peace through ending the occupation and establishing an independent Palestinian state on the pre-1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

T.R.

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