Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Foreign Ministry Condemns Israeli Investing Policies in Settlements

Palestine News & Info Agency - WAFA - Foreign Ministry Condemns Israeli Investing Policies in Settlements: RAMALLAH, August 1, 2012 (WAFA) – Foreign Ministry condemned the Israeli government's official policies of investing in settlements' building, said a statement released by foreign ministry on Wednesday.

The statement followed a government report recounting that the Israeli official spending under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu approval in settlements in the West Bank increased by 38% during 2011 to around $300 million.

Such policies aim to prevent the establishment of a geographically contiguous Palestinian state, along with destroying the two-state solution and chances for peace, said the statement.

It urged the international community, especially the Quartet, to condemn the policy, hold the Israeli government responsible for the peace process failure, work to immediately end the Israeli occupation and settlements activities and support the rights of the Palestinian people.