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Press Release Regarding The Decision Of Israel To Build 153 New Housing Units In Illegal Settlements In The West Bank And In East Jerusalem , 28.01.2016

No: 31, 28 January 2016

We strongly condemn Israel’s approval to build a total of 153 new housing units in different illegal settlements in the West Bank and in East Jerusalem occupied since 1967.

Israel’s steps to this direction, in violation of the international law, harm the basis for lasting peace and efforts towards this end, and cannot be accepted under any circumstances.