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Egypt condemns Israeli new settlement plans in East Jerusalem



Egypt condemned on Wednesday Israel‘s approval to build new settlement units in Jabal Abu Ghneim in the occupied East Jerusalem.

“This constitutes a grave violation of international law and UN resolutions,” Egyptian foreign ministry said in a statement.

According to the statement, the ministry affirmed that the continued Israeli settlement policies in the occupied Palestinian territories undermine chances for the two-state solution.

Such plans also obstruct efforts aimed at reviving the negotiation process with a view to reaching a comprehensive and just settlement of the Palestinian cause, in addition to posing a threat to regional security and stability, the statement added.

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