Category: settlement

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Palestinians condemn alleged settlement annexation arrangement

Reported discussions between Benjamin Netanyahu and US officials over plans to annex Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank only confirm “Israel’s commitment to apartheid”, a senior Palestinian official said. Saeb Erekat of the Palestine Liberation Organisation said on Monday any unilateral moves to annex Palestinian land would violate their right to self-determination and independence,…

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Israel to approve 1,200 settlement houses in West Financial institution

Israel has approved the construction of more than 1,000 settlement units in the occupied West Bank, the Peace Now NGO has reported.  Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Maliki criticised the plan, blaming the United States for “giving the green light” to Israel to do “whatever it wants with Palestinian land”. Speaking to the Voice of Palestine…