Israel pushes ahead with plans for 3000 settlement homes

"I am sure other countries will follow your lead".

PLO Executive Committee Member Hanan Ashrawi Thursday said Israel is making a mockery of the worldwide community and the global justice system with its recent announcements to construct 3,000 illegal settlements in the Occupied West Bank.

Settlements are considered illegal under global law and are seen as a major obstacle to peace and the so-called two state solution - the creation of an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel.

Even the BBC noted that the tensions from the Arab humiliation from their 1948 defeat, along with Israel's being keenly aware that they were surrounded by tens of millions of people who wished for their destruction, made it clear that another war was coming.

Amnesty International has called for an international ban on the import of goods produced at illegal Jewish settlements.

"No one will be uprooted from their home, I am doing everything to protect the settlement enterprise", said Netanyahu, adding, "We made a decision to build in all parts of Judea and Samaria and we are building both inside and outside the settlements".

Trump has called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to hold back on settlement building for now, but the right-wing Israeli leader has been under intense pressure from settler leaders.

"I was threatened in Washington: "not one brick" [of settlement construction] ... after five years, we built a little more than one brick..."

Israeli authorities were not available to comment immediately on the Peace Now report.

"Everyone has the right to live in his home and nobody will be uprooted from his home", Netanyahu said at a special session of parliament marking 50 years since the Six-Day War, when Israel's occupation of the West Bank began.

Israel blames Palestinian incitement and intransigence for the ongoing conflict. It later annexed east Jerusalem in a move never recognised by the worldwide community. "Israel can actually be a solution".

"Let us promise that support for unified Jerusalem remains high on both sides of the aisle, across the political spectrum, and throughout the United States", Edelstein continued.

A growing number of pro-Palestinian activists have also criticized a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict - establishing a Palestinian state along 1967 lines with East Jerusalem as its capital - as unsustainable and unlikely to bring durable peace given the existing political context, proposing instead a binational state with equal rights for Israelis and Palestinians.

Before the Six Day War, the Arab countries controlled east Jerusalem, the West Bank, Gaza, all of Sinai and the Golan Heights, a hilly plateau overlooking Israel's northern valleys.

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