Jordan condemns Israel’s publishing of tenders for new settlement housing units

The Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemned today the Israeli government’s publishing of tenders for the construction of more than 1,000 new housing units for Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank.

Ambassador Sinan Majali, a spokesman for the Jordanian Foreign Ministry, said the Israeli settlement policy constitutes a violation of international law and undermines the foundations of peace and the opportunities for a two-state solution on the basis of international resolutions.

“Settlement activities are a flagrant violation of international law, foremost of which is Security Council Resolution No. 2334,” Majali added.

He stressed, “The unilateral measures carried out by Israel, the occupying power, in terms of building and expanding settlements, seizing lands and displacing Palestinians are illegal and rejected, and represent a serious violation of international humanitarian law.”

Israeli human rights group Peace Now said in a report earlier this week that the Israel Land Authority (ILA) had published tenders for the construction of nearly 1,000 housing units in the settlements of Efrat and Beitar Illit.

Source: Palestine News & Information Agency