Published: 11:57, March 26, 2023 | Updated: 13:29, March 26, 2023
Jordan condemns Israel's plan to build new settlements
By Xinhua

This picture taken on Feb 24, 2023 shows ongoing construction works in the Jewish settlement of Givat Zeev, between Jerusalem and Ramallah. (PHOTO / AFP)

AMMAN - Jordan's Foreign Ministry on Saturday condemned Israel's announcement to offer tenders for building over a thousand new settlement units in the occupied Palestinian territories.

The ministry's spokesperson Sinan Al-Majali said in a statement that constructing these units constitutes a clear violation of international law, notably Security Council Resolution 2334.

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He emphasized that Israel's settlement policy undermines the foundations of peace and efforts to achieve a two-state solution based on international legitimacy.

The spokesperson said that Israel's unilateral practices, which include building and expanding settlements, land confiscation, and displacing Palestinians, are illegal and illegitimate, and should be rejected and condemned.

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The Israeli Land Authority has published tenders for more than 1,000 housing units in the West Bank, Israel's anti-settlement watchdog Peace Now said in a statement on Friday.