Statement on 3000 new settlement homes


Our view on the approval of 3000 new homes in West Bank settlements:

“The announcement of 3000 new housing units in West Bank settlements, coming after the approval in the past two weeks of 2500 homes in the West Bank and over 500 homes in East Jerusalem, is another step by this Israeli government that pushes a political resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict further away. Establishing more facts on the ground in settlements across the West Bank will signal to the Palestinians that this government is more interested in entrenching the occupation than in returning to negotiations, and are unlikely to make the concessions necessary for peace.

Israel’s enemies around the world will rejoice at this news, which will make a viable two-state solution – the only way to ensure Israel’s long-term security – harder to implement.”

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