PA Official: Netanyahu welcomes Biden with settlements

The official spokesperson for the Palestinian presidency, Nabil Abu Rudeina,on Sunday condemned the Israeli occupation’s decision to build 780 new settlement units on the occupied Palestinian territories.

Abu Rudeinah reiterated that settlements are illegal under international law and UN Security Council resolutions, the most recent of which was Resolution 2334, which won international approval, including the United States of America, and that it only aims to undermine the two-state solution.

He considered that these successive Israeli decisions are a preemptive attempt by the Israeli government to undermine any effort that the US President-elect Joe Biden’s administration might make to relaunch the stalled peace process.

Abu Rudeineh said that the Israeli government is receiving settlement for the US President-elect Joe Biden’s administration.

The official spokesperson for the presidency called on the international community to intervene immediately and urgently to force the Israeli government to stop its systematic and planned destruction of the state solution, stressing that settlements destroy any opportunity to achieve a just and comprehensive peace by ending the occupation and establishing an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital on the 1967 borders.