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Palestinians Demand UN Intervention against Israeli Settlement Plan

Palestinians Demand UN Intervention against Israeli Settlement Plan

Wednesday, 20 March, 2019 - 09:15
Israeli forces at the scene of a Palestinian shooting attack near the Jewish settlement of Ariel, West Bank. (Reuters)
Ramallah – Asharq Al-Awsat
The Palestinian Foreign Ministry condemned on Tuesday Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's announcement of plans to build 840 new units in the Jewish settlement of Ariel in the West Bank.

The ministry demanded, in a statement reported by Deutsche Presse-Agentur, the UN Security Council to break its silence, defend its remaining credibility towards the situation in occupied Palestine and take necessary measures to implement relevant international resolutions, mainly resolution 2334.

“Tomorrow, we will begin building 840 housing units in Ariel in a new neighborhood as was approved two years ago,” Netanyahu said in the aftermath of a shooting attack by a Palestinian that killed and wounded Israeli soldiers and settlers on Sunday.

The Palestinian ministry held the US administration responsible for providing cover for Israeli violations of occupied Palestinian territories and deepening settlement expansion.

It said that this bias exposes the false US claims on achieving Palestinian-Israeli peace.

All the talks about the US administration’s “Deal of the Century” undermine the international community and Middle East, it continued.

It called on countries that respect international law, the UN charter and Geneva Conventions to act promptly to rescue the international order from the consequences of US policies, especially in the Middle East.

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