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Palestinians warn of repercussions of Israel's new settlement plan

Palestinians warn of repercussions of Israels new settlement plan

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  26 Dec 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Ramallah, Dec 25: The Palestinians on Sunday slammed Israel’s plan to build 300,000 new settlement units in East Jerusalem, while vowing to consider a comprehensive review of the peace process. The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates said in a statement that the Israeli plan is “part of Israel’s colonial and expansionist projects” that are implemented by the Israeli government encouraged by the latest move by U.S. President Dold Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Xinhua reported.

The ministry held Trump “fully responsible” for any new measures taken by Israel against the Palestinian people, their land and holy sites.

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) on Sunday also warned of possible repercussions of Israel’s “Greater Jerusalem” plan that seeks to connect more settlements geographically and cut off West Bank’s contiguity.

Meanwhile, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party said on Sunday that Fatah’s Central Council will consider “a comprehensive review of the Palestinian-Israeli peace process” at an upcoming meeting. Azzam Al-Ahmad, a member of Fatah’s executive committee, told the Voice of Palestine that the Palestinian leadership is going to review its ties with Israel, due to the latter’s failure to uphold its obligations under intertiol law. (IANS)

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