Monday, August 27, 2012

Turkey condemns Israel's settlement activities in Palestine

Turkey condemns Israel's settlement activities in Palestine

27 August 2012 / TODAY'S ZAMAN, ISTANBUL
Turkey has strongly criticized the growth of Israel's ongoing settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territories.
“We strongly condemn Israel's decision to build an additional 130 settlements in the West Bank's Har Homa to be added to the ongoing settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territories,” said the Foreign Ministry in a written statement released on Monday.
The statement said Israel is capitalizing on the fact that the international community's attention is more focused on the developments in Syria in order to persistently carry out its settlement activities in East Jerusalem and its West Bank suburbs, acts that stand in the way to strengthening the peace process and a fatal blemish for a two-state solution.
“Israel should take responsibility and put an end to its activities that destroy the peace process in the Middle East,” the statement said.