Shaath: 62% of the West Bank Turned into Israeli Settlements

The Commissioner of Intentional Relations of the Fatah Movement, Nabil Shaath, has said in a statement that 62% of Palestinian lands in the West Bank have been turned into Israeli settlements, and the number of Israeli settlers has doubled five times since the signing of the Oslo agreement in 1993.

Shaath added during a meeting with a delegation of Palestinians living in Israel, “The number of Israeli settlers has increased from 160,000 to 780,000 since signing the Oslo Peace Accords in 1993.”

(Shaath: 62% of the West Bank has turned into Israeli settlements; the number of settlers has doubled five times since 1993)

He noted that Palestinian villages were completely isolated, asserting that there is a huge difference between what people read in mainstream media and the situation on the ground.

Shaath concluded that after 23 years of Oslo, “We still lack tools to implement international resolutions, while Palestinians are still steadfast on their lands, despite the fierce Israeli attack on them.”

(PC, Palestine Now)

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