Presidency Condemns New Settlement Construction Plan

RAMALLAH, May 9, 2013 (WAFA) – The presidency condemned Thursday in a statement Israeli government approval of a plan to build 296 housing units in the West Bank settlement of Beit El, near Ramallah.

The Israeli military administration gave the green light to build 296 housing units in the illegal West Bank settlement as a first stage in the plan before starting the actual construction work.

Presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh considered this Israeli decision an attempt to sabotage the peace process and the efforts in the region exerted by the U.S. administration, particularly President Barrack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry.

He said that this Israeli decision is a message to the U.S. administration and a blow to the peace process, stressing that the Israeli government aims to drag the region into violence instead of peace and stability, which shows that it is not interested in peace.

Source: WAFA News