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Jordan condemns Israel’s settlement expansion plans

AMMAN, February 2, 2017 (WAFA) – The government of Jordan condemned on Thursday the Israeli government’s decision to build thousands of housing units in illegal settlements in the West Bank.

Jordanian government spokesman Mohammad Momani said in a press statement that the announcement “provokes the sentiments of the Arabs and Muslims.”

He also described the announcement as in violation of international law and that Israel could face international isolation as a result, citing an example United Nations Security Council resolution 2334, which condemned Israel’s settlement activities in the occupied West Bank.

The Jordanian spokesman also stressed that Israel should not change the status quo that exists in Jerusalem and al-Aqsa Mosque.

M.N./M.K.

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