The Spanish government said it is highly dismayed at the announcement made by the local authorities in Jerusalem of their plans to build close on 500 new homes in the settlement of Rama Shlomo in East Jerusalem, part of which falls on private Palestinian land.
“The Government of Spain once again reiterates that the expansion of settlements in East Jerusalem, such as in Rama Shlomo, and in other occupied Palestinian territories, is a violation of international law, an obstacle to peace and a threat to the viability of a two-State solution, whereby Israel and Palestine would co-exist in peace and security within stable and mutually acceptable borders,” the government said in a press release.
As reported by various media, last week the Israeli government announced that it has decided to move forward with the construction of 500 new homes in occupied East Jerusalem.
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