On Monday, Egypt denounced the Israeli government’s plans to build more than 1,300 settlement homes in the West Bank, saying that this will gradually abolish the two-state solution and the future of the Palestinian state.
“Settlements are illegal under international law and constitute a major obstacle to the achievement of the two-state solution and a just, lasting and comprehensive peace between the parties,” a spokesperson for the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
On Sunday, the Israel Land Authority posted the tenders for new houses to be built in a number of settlements in the West Bank, which are on land that Palestinians want for a future state.
U.S.-backed peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians broke down in 2014. Most countries regard Israel’s West Bank settlements as illegal.