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U.S. Voices Rare Criticism as Israel Announces Plans to Further Expand Illegal Settlements

HeadlineOct 28, 2021

The Biden administration has criticized Israeli plans to expand their illegal settlements, saying it jeopardizes the possibility of a two-state solution. On Sunday, Israel announced plans to build another 1,300 settlement units in the occupied West Bank, in addition to more than 2,000 units that were announced last August. The U.N. also condemned the news Monday, issuing a reminder that the settlements are illegal under international law. This is PLO official Bassam al-Salhi.

Bassam al-Salhi: “This is a confirmation of the ongoing Israeli aggression and also the inability of the United States to enforce what they sometimes declare. Therefore, the alternative for us, as Palestinians, is to continue the struggle against the occupation and to demand from the world an end to the occupation.”

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