British Deputy Prime Minister: Israeli Settlement Building is a “Deliberate Vandalism”


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Palestine News & Info Agency – WAFA – January 16, 2012

LONDON,  (WAFA) – The British Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg , speaking after talks with the visiting Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, said the Israeli construction of settlements amounted to ‘an act of deliberate vandalism’ that threatened the two-state solution, Monday said a press release by the foreign and commonwealth office.

He told a press conference in London that Israel is doing ‘immense damage’ to the Middle East peace process by continuing with illegal settlement building, Clegg said in another escalation of UK diplomatic pressure.

He added: ‘Once you’ve placed physical facts on the ground that make it impossible to deliver something that everyone has for years agreed is the ultimate destination… it is an act of deliberate vandalism to the basic premise on which negotiations have taken place for years and years and years,’ ‘And that is why we have expressed our concerns as a government.’

Abbas discussed with Clegg the exploratory meetings between Palestinian and Israeli negotiators, under the Quartet supervision in Jordan.

He informed Clegg of the situation in the Palestinian Territory under the Israeli occupation and the escalation in settlers’ attacks against Palestinians, as well as the latest developments of the efforts to implement the reconciliation agreement.

R.Q./F.R.

Source and more at the Palestine News & Info Agency – WAFA 


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