Tuesday, October 26, 2021

U.S. 'Strongly Opposes' West Bank Settlement Expansion

Washington 'strongly opposes' West Bank settlement expansion as Israel moves forward with thousands of new homes


The US has voiced "strong" opposition toward the Israeli government's push to expand settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories, as Tel Aviv placed tender for 1,300 new homes and is expected to greenlight a further 3,000.

The US Department of State condemned the new push by Tel Aviv to expand its settlement program, stating the move undermines peace efforts and makes prospects of ever reaching a two-state solution even bleaker.

"We are deeply concerned about the Israeli government's plan to advance thousands of settlement units tomorrow, Wednesday, many of them deep in the West Bank," State Department spokesman Ned Price told a press briefing on Tuesday.

We strongly oppose the expansion of settlements, which is completely inconsistent with efforts to lower tensions and to ensure calm, and it damages the prospects for a two-state solution.

Israeli authorities are also expected to approve the construction of a further 3,000 houses this week. The discussion of the project is set to take place on Wednesday, according to a weekly schedule published by the Civil Administration's planning committee. If the plan is approved, it would be the first time Israel greenlit new settlement units during the Biden administration, as well as under the new post-Netanyahu Israeli government.


john said...


I’m so glad that ever since becoming a born again Christian, I have been very interested in the subject of things to come, eschatology, or Bible Prophecy. In such a diversity of ways there has been an ever increasing convergence of foretold, and forecast current events and trends directly connected to what Jesus said the close of human history would look like in real time, and even as we speak.

Scott said...

It is truly amazing to watch this convergence of events, I agree

Caver said...

Geepers Biden, there's an old saying that if you find yourself in a deep hole, stop digging! This, Sir, ain't no small and trivial country/people you're meddling with. This is the Apple of God's eye, and there will be repercussions.

john said...

SpotOn Scott! 🎯