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Hamas slams Israeli settlements

Leader of Hamas in Gaza, Yahya Es-Sinvar and Executive committee head Abdel Salam Siam arrive at the Rafah Border to implement an increase in the border security, in Rafah, Gaza on 6 July, 2017. ( Ali Jadallah - Anadolu Agency )
Leader of Hamas in Gaza, Yahya Es-Sinvar and Executive committee head Abdel Salam Siam arrive at the Rafah Border to implement an increase in the border security, in Rafah, Gaza on 6 July, 2017. ( Ali Jadallah - Anadolu Agency )

On Monday, The Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, criticised Israel's continued settlement activities in the Palestinian territories and described them as a "conclusive evidence of the failure of all negotiation projects".

"The Israeli government's decisions to escalate the pace of settlement activity, to legitimise settlement outposts and to establish a municipal service centre for the settlers in Hebron is a dangerous precedent and a violation of all red lines" Hamas spokesman, Abdul Latif Qanou said.

Qanou added that this reflects the Israeli government's extremism and barbaric behaviour in dealing with the Palestinian people and their land and holy sites, which is :

Conclusive evidence of the failure of all settlement projects with the occupation and the destruction of its meagre agreements… It is a stab in the face of all those who rely on the revival of futile negotiations with the occupation again

Hamas called on the international community and the United Nations institutions to "assume their responsibilities and pressure the Israeli occupation to stop its crimes and violations".

It also called upon the Palestinian people to "confront the Israeli occupation plans and decisions with all means".

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