Likud Votes on New Settlements

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s party approves a plan to continue illegal settlement expansion on occupied Palestinian lands.

The approval came after hundreds of Likud’s Central Committee members debated the motion on Thursday that supports settlement construction in East al-Quds (Jerusalem) and West Bank.

Israeli lawmaker Danny Danon said Likud is committed to expanding settlements after Netanyahu’s announced 10-month freeze ends in September.

The hawkish prime minister ordered the freeze on new construction in November 2009 after international pressures demanded full freeze on illegal construction and the resumption of peace talks with the Palestinians.

Israel’s Peace Now movement, which monitors settlement growth, says settlement construction never actually slowed because of the high number of settlement approvals ahead of the announced freeze.

The Palestinians have sharply criticized the settlements, which expanded in scope and size after the Likud came to power under Menachem Begin in 1977, as an impediment to peace.

(Press TV)

Know the Truth about Palestine

Dear Reader,
You have carried us through years of honest and accurate coverage and we are confident that you will carry us through the next stage, which promises to be more critical than ever, for Palestine and for all of us.
Make a contribution to support the Palestine Chronicle.
Click HERE to donate using your credit card or PayPal.
Or, click HERE to learn more.

(The Palestine Chronicle is a registered 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax deductible)

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.