Netanyahu Rejects Demands Of Settlement Freeze

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Wednesday February 01, 2012 19:26 by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC & Agencies 

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, told the visiting United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, that Israel will continue the construction of settlements, and that any chances for a construction freeze would only be possible through direct peace negotiations.

Israeli PM - Benjamin Netanyahu - Wikipedia
Israeli PM – Benjamin Netanyahu – Wikipedia

Netanyahu said that Israel will not agree to a settlement freeze as a “precondition for the resumption of peace talks”.

His statements came during a press conference held on Wednesday afternoon with Ki-moon after the two leaders concluded their meeting.

The Israeli Prime Minister said that “halting settlement activities is not the core of the conflict”, and claimed that the “Arabs attacked Israel and the Jews who lived in the country 50 years before the first settlement was ever built in the West Bank”.

He said that settlements are among the consequences of the conflict, and not its
cause, adding that “Israel will be willing to find a solution for this issue through direct talks”.

Netanyahu reiterated his demands and preconditions that the Palestinians and the Arab nations must recognize Israel as a state for the Jewish people.

On his part, Ban urged Israel to halt its settlement activities and stated that he informed Netanyahu that settlement construction does not help advance the peace process, and that Tel Aviv must cease the constructions.

Israel’s settlements in the occupied territories are illegal under International Law and the Fourth Geneva conventions.

The Palestinians quit talks with Israel due to its illegal settlement activities, ongoing attacks against, the demolition and takeover of Palestinian and Arab homes in occupied East Jerusalem, the anticipated capital of the future Palestinian State.

Earlier on Wednesday, the UN Sec. General held talks with Israel’s President, Shimon Peres, and stated that the Iranian issue must be resolved using nonviolent means. He also stated that he is concerned that Iran might be developing nuclear weapons.

Source International Middle East Media Center.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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