Palestinians should be allowed to build in Israel-occupied areas: presidency

Source: Xinhua| 2019-07-31 18:23:47|Editor: ZX
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RAMALLAH, July 31 (Xinhua) -- Palestinian President Spokesperson Nabil Abu Rudeinah on Wednesday said that Palestinian people should be allowed to build in all areas occupied by Israel since 1967, reiterating that settlement activity in those areas "is illegal and doomed to end."

Abu Rudeinah's remarks came in reaction to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's plan that would allow construction of 700 housing units built for Palestinians in area (C) in exchange for 6,000 new units that will be added to settlements.

Under the interim Oslo agreement signed between the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the Israeli government in 1993, the West Bank was divided into three areas, the first being areas (A) under Palestinian control, (B) under Palestinian control and Israeli security control and areas (C) that are under full Israeli control and take up over 60 percent of its 5,655 square km area.

The presidential spokesperson mentioned that the Palestinian leadership will "not bargain on the UN resolutions, particularly UN resolution 2334 that states the illegality of settlements on occupied Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem.