Washington: We strongly oppose the expansion of settlements in the West Bank

7 May, 2022
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Washington: We strongly oppose the expansion of settlements in the West Bank

Yesterday, Friday, the US State Department condemned reports that Israel will present plans to expand settlements in the occupied West Bank with thousands of housing units.



And she added, "Israel's settlement expansion program seriously harms the possibility of a two-state solution." Deputy State Department spokesman Galina Porter said, during a telephone briefing: "The administration of US President Joe Biden has been clear from the start that we strongly oppose settlement expansion, which exacerbates tensions." and undermining trust between the two parties.


This comes after an Israeli government body reported yesterday that the Civil Administration is expected to approve the construction of about 4,000 settlement units throughout the West Bank by next week.


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