Palestine rejects imposing "Israeli sovereignty" on West Bank settlements

Source: Xinhua| 2019-09-01 18:25:15|Editor: xuxin
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RAMALLAH, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) -- The Palestinian presidency on Sunday condemned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's pledge to impose Israel's "sovereignty" on the settlements in West Bank.

Nabil Abu Rudeineh, spokesman of the Palestinian presidency, said in a statement published by WAFA news agency that the Israeli move, as a continuation of attempts to impose a fait accompli, is unacceptable and will not lead to any peace, security, or stability.

"In these dangerous times, Israeli government continues to pursue this approach by reiterating its calls for annexation of illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories," Abu Rudeineh added.

The spokesman said that Israel's settlement policies and attempts to erode the two-state solution are rejected and condemned.

Netanyahu pledged on Sunday to apply Israel's "sovereignty" to Jewish settlements in the West Bank and refrain from evacuating any of them.

"There will be no more displacements, and with the help of God we will apply Jewish sovereignty to all communities," Netanyahu said, adding that the move will make these settlements part of Israel.

Israeli settlements are considered one of the thorniest issues that hindered the peace talks between Palestine and Israel. It continues to be one of the main issues of disagreement since the stop of the peace talks in 2014.