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Palestinian Presidency Spoekesman Nabil Abu Rudeyne said Israeli settlements which would be built in the West Bank would sabotage the peace efforts in the region.
"Israel's decision is to sabotage the peace efforts which US President Barack Obama and US Secretary of State John Kerry have been trying to start in the region," Rudeyde told Palestine News Agency WAFA.
Rudeyne also claimed that Israel didn't seek peace between the two countries.
However, Israel's Foreign Affairs Spokesman Yigal Palmor said "There is not a decision taken by the government on this subject," regarding new settlements in West Bank.
"Israel violates the international law clearly"
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Egypt condemned Israel's decision to build 296 Jewish settlements near the city of Ramallah.
"This decision shows not only Israel's indifference for the peace efforts but also it is a clear violation of the international law" Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs told in a written statement.
Palestine wants Israel to stop the construction of Jewish settlements as well as the release of 4 thousand 611 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails to start peace talks. On the other hand, Israel wants Palestine to come to the table without preconditions for the peace talks.Last Mod: 10 Mayıs 2013, 12:43