Abu Rdeina: Settler violence attempt to thwart UN bid

Maan News Agency | Sept 5, 2011

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Palestinian presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rdeina said Monday that the recent escalation in settler violence is an attempt to thwart the Palestinian bid for UN recognition in September.

Abu Rdeina condemned Monday’s arson attack on a Palestinian mosque in Qusra, south of Nablus and said that settlement expansion in East Jerusalem and the West Bank is evidence that Israel is not interested in achieving peace, the official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.

More than 300,000 Israeli settlers live in the West Bank and settlement construction is a major obstacle to the resumption of peace negotiations.

All Israeli settlements are considered illegal under international law and settlers are rarely held accountable for acts of violence.



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