Arab League condemns new Israeli tenders to build new settlements in Palestinian territories

RAMALLAH, Arab League condemned in the strongest terms the Israeli occupation authorities’ announcement of tenders for the construction of 1,355 new settlement units in the occupied West Bank.

In a statement, the Arab League also denounced the Israeli authorities’ approval to construct 3,144 new settlement units in the West Bank.

The Arab League said the new Israeli settlement crime announced by the occupation authorities yesterday comes as part of the continuous and escalating Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people, especially in the context of continuing settlement plans.

The Pan-Arab organization said these plans aim at Judaizing the occupied Palestinian territories, including Jerusalem, to end and bury any hope or possibility for the two-state solution that expresses the choice and will of the international community and embodies the resolutions of international legitimacy.

The Arab League stressed that all Israeli settlements established on the territory of the occupied State of Palestine are illegal under international law and relevant United Nations resolutions, especially Resolution No. 2334 of the Security Council on December 23, 2016.

The Arab League called on the international community, its organizations, and concerned countries, to assume their legal and moral responsibilities, and to not only condemn, denounce, and express concern over the seriousness of this new settlement crime and its repercussions.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency