Ashrawi Condemns New Settlement Construction

RAMALLAH, June 5, 2013 (WAFA) – Member of the PLO Executive Committee and lawmaker Hanan Ashrawi strongly condemned Wednesday an Israeli Supreme Court decision to allow an Israeli construction company to move forward with the construction of 700 new housing units in the illegal settlement of Alei Zahav:

She said in a statement that “rather than complying with international law and conventions and supporting efforts to salvage the political process, Israel is building more settlements, ethnically cleansing Palestinians areas, particularly in and around Jerusalem, and demolishing Palestinian homes.”

Ashrawi said that “with the continuation of its military occupation of Palestine and policies of colonialization and apartheid, Israel is sending a direct message to the world that it is in clear defiance of the will of the international community.”

Source: WAFA News