US calls out Israel over decision to expand state land in West Bank

By REUTERS
September 1, 2014 00:37

The United States sees Israel's announcement on Sunday of a land appropriation for possible settlement construction in the West Bank as "counterproductive" to peace efforts and urges the Israeli government to reverse the decision, a State Department official said.

"We have long made clear our opposition to continued settlement activity," the US official said. " This announcement, like every other settlement announcement Israel makes, planning step they approve and construction tender they issue is counterproductive to Israel's stated goal of a negotiated two-state solution with the Palestinians.""We urge the government of Israel to reverse this decision," the official said in Washington.


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