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Turkiye condemns Israel new settlement plan in West Bank

June 27, 2023 at 5:26 pm

Israeli forces intervene with sound bombs and tear gas in Palestinians staging a protest against Israel’s illegal settlement and expansion activities in Beit Dajan village of Nablus, West Bank on June 02, 2023 [Nedal Eshtayah – Anadolu Agency]

The Turkish Foreign Ministry issued a strong condemnation on 26 June, expressing its deep concern over the Israeli government’s recent approval of the construction of approximately 5,700 new residential units in the Occupied West Bank, Anadolu News Agency reports.

According to the report, Ankara denounced the move, emphasising that the construction of illegal settlements poses a significant threat to the prospects of a two-state solution and long-lasting peace in the region, in a statement released by the Ministry.

The statement highlighted that the latest development shattered previous records, with over 13,000 units approved since the beginning of the year alone.

“Israel must immediately put an end to these totally unacceptable settlement activities in the Occupied Palestinian Territories,” the statement added.

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