Turkey slams Israel’s settlement expansion in O. Jerusalem

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[ 10/12/2011 – 10:38 AM ]

ISTANBUL, (PIC)– Turkey strongly denounced the Israeli government for building and expanding settlements in occupied Jerusalem, saying such action would undermine the efforts to reach a peace agreement with the Palestinian side.

In a press release, the Turkish ministry of foreign affairs expressed its strong condemnation of Israel’s new settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian lands especially its plan to build 650 housing units in Pisgat Ze’ev, east of Jerusalem, and 119 other units in Shiloh settlement in occupied West Bank.

The foreign ministry stressed that Israel’s persistence in settlement activities in defiance of the international law and the international community’s appeals is the biggest obstacle to reviving the peace process and torpedoes the two-state solution efforts.

The foreign ministry demanded Israel, as an occupation force ,to meet its obligations according to international law and cease immediately all its acts that kill peace chances.

Source and more at the Palestinian Information Center

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Israel’s Jerusalem municipality plans to build more than 50,000 (updated Dec 3, 2011: 85.000) new homes in the city’s occupied eastern sector over two decades:

  • 23,628 homes have already been approved, 20,263 in East Jerusalem and 3,365 in the west.
  • 13,824 are pending review, 12,819 in East Jerusalem and 1,005 in the west.
  • 23,266 housing units are still in planning stages, 19,281 in the east and 3,985 in the west.

Of these, the municipality plans:

  • 10,366 homes in northern East Jerusalem, including illegal Israeli settlement Pisgat Zeev and Palestinian town Beit Hanina.
  • 5,239 homes in southern East Jerusalem, including Gilo settlement and Palestinian district Beit Safafa.
  • 4,886 new units in central eastern Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan and Jerusalem’s Old City.

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Besides this, Israel approved plans to ethnic cleanse 57.000 bedouin from Palestine

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