Arab League condemns Israel’s settlement plans in occupied East Jerusalem

The Arab League condemned on Sunday Israel’s announcement to construct thousands of new settlement units in occupied East Jerusalem.

In a statement, the Arab League Assistant Secretary General for Palestine and Occupied Arab Territories Saeed Abu Ali, denounced the Israeli plan aimed at establishing a settlement neighborhood on the lands of the former Qalandia Airport in Jerusalem.

This announcement comes within the framework of the continuation and escalation of the Israeli aggression against the rights and existence of the Palestinian people, with the encouragement and care of the US administration, in line with the Deal of the Century, the Arab League official said.

He stressed that this illegal colonial settlement plan, which comes in the framework of the electoral campaign for the Israeli far right, will completely isolate East Jerusalem from the West Bank.

He added that the Israeli plans are meant to perpetuate the apartheid system, undermine East Jerusalem’s geographical contiguity, and destroy the principle of a two-state solution.

Abu Ali called on the international community to intervene urgently to enforce the relevant Security Council resolutions, especially Resolution No. 2334 of 2016, noting that Israel is undermining the international system.

Source: Palestinian News and Info Agency