Amman condemns Israel’s announcement to expand settlements in east Jerusalem

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates today, Tuesday, inveighed against the announcement of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to build 3,500 additional settler houses in the E1 area east of occupied Jerusalem.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriate, Ayman Safadi, rejected the declaration as a flagrant violation of international law and international humanitarian law and UN Security Council resolutions, and a highly dangerous unilateral action that undermines any prospects for a two-state solution based on international legitimacy resolutions.

Safadi warned, in a statement this evening, against the ramifications of the announcement, and stressed the need for the international community to take effective action to prevent its implementation.

He called on the Israeli government to stop building and expanding settlements sense it has obligations as the occupying power.

Source: Jordan News Agency