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International community must act on Israeli settlements - Anderson

25 July, 2016 - by Martina Anderson MEP

Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has said the international community needs to act to tackle illegal Israeli settlements in Palestine. 

The Sinn Féin MEP said; 

"Just this week Israel has advanced plans to build 770 houses in the illegal settlement of Gilo, on the Palestinian towns of Beit Jala, Beit Safafa and Wallajeh. 

"Despite the ban on the extension of settlements, Israel is aggressively continuing with what is effectively a land grab. 

"And they are doing this with apparent impunity as the international community watches on. 

"It is unacceptable that Israel can continue to treat the people of Palestine and international law with disdain. 

"The international community has a responsibility to act to tackle the illegal Israeli settlement expansion.”

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