Road 9 Will Destroy Two-State Solution, says Ministry of Foreign Affairs

RAMALLAH, July 22, 2013 (WAFA) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Monday said that the establishment of ‘Road 9’ will destroy the two-state solution and prevent the establishment of a viable and contiguous Palestinian state.

The ministry condemned, in a press release, the new Israeli plan to build a road network which will connect illegal settlements in the West Bank with Israel.

The ministry considered such decision to be a declaration on the Israeli sovereignty in the West Bank and a confiscation of thousands of dunums that belong to Palestinians.

It held the Israeli government responsible for the repercussions of such plan especially its effects on the resumption of negotiations.

The Ministry called on all countries to immediately intervene and stop this project, take measures to ensure not implementing it and provide legal assistance to review these crimes at the specialized courts.

The planned ‘Road 9’ will link the coastal Israeli city of Hadera with illegal settlements in Jenin and the Jordan Valley, reported Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activity in the northern West Bank.

Media Sources quoted Daghlas saying that the project is expected to be completed in 2014, and will confiscate thousands of dunums of Palestinian land in the northern West Bank.

The 183km in length road will be consisted of six lanes, three in each direction and will connect the Trans-Israel Highway, Highway 4 and Highway 2.

source : WAFA NEWS