Abu Rudeineh: All settlements are illegal and will be removed sooner or later

RAMALLAH, Presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh said on Thursday that all Israeli settlement activity in the occupied Palestinian territories is illegal and a violation of all international resolutions and therefore will be removed sooner or later.

Abu Rudeineh was reacting to reports that Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced his intention to push plans for the immediate construction of 2,500 illegal settlement units throughout the occupied West Bank.

The continuation of the settlement policy, statements by American officials supporting settlements and incitement by Israeli ministers have ended the two-state solution and ended the American role in the region, he said.

“These Israeli measures and US bias created the circumstance and conditions that increased instability and contributed to turning the region into tracks that would destroy everything,” he added.

Abu Rudeineh concluded by saying that decisions on settlements are a clear Israeli message to the world, the International Criminal Court, the United Nations and human rights organizations that Israel will foil all international efforts to save the political process, which requires from the international community to immediately act to provide international protection to our Palestinian people and to recognize the State of Palestine on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency