The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemned the call of the extremist Israeli Minister Bezalel Smotrich to convene the so-called Supreme Planning Committee in order to approve the construction of 7,000 new colonial units in the occupied West Bank, including the final approval of 2,000 colonial units, knowing that these talks need a decision at the level politics in the occupying state.
The Foreign Ministry said in a statement issued today, Friday, that it "views this call with extreme seriousness and considers its implementation to be a dangerous and provocative escalation in the arena of conflict, and a blatant challenge to the international and American positions rejecting colonialism and the colonialists' attacks and abuse of Palestinian citizens."
She added that this call “is a response to the US administration’s decision to impose sanctions on a number of extremist colonialists, and falls within the framework of the crimes of deepening and expanding colonialism and the creeping annexation operations of the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, which leads to the creation of new colonial facts on the ground that would undermine the opportunity to Embodying the Palestinian state that now enjoys unprecedented international consensus.”
The State Department called on the international community and the American administration to exert real pressure on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to stop this step and rein in the elements of the Israeli extreme right and its coalition partners, such as Smotrich and Itamar Ben Gvir, who are not wasting any opportunity to ignite more fires in the conflict arena and the region.
She believed that the international failure to implement the relevant international legitimacy resolutions, especially Resolution 2334, encourages the Israeli right to deepen colonialism and sabotage international efforts made to end the occupation and achieve peace.