Thursday, 6 October 2016

US accuses Israel of betrayal over new settlements

The United States has accused Israel of a betrayal of trust over its plans to build hundreds of new settlement homes deep in the occupied West Bank.
In unusually strong statements on Wednesday, the White House and State Department lashed out at a proposal announced last week to build as many as 300 housing units and establish an industrial zone in Palestinian territory.
"The actions of the Israeli government in announcing this settlement undermine the pursuit of peace," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said.