GCC Chief Denounces Israeli Plan for 3,500 West Bank Settlements

Saudi Arabia's cabinet held a session in Riyadh on Tuesday (SPA)
Saudi Arabia's cabinet held a session in Riyadh on Tuesday (SPA)

Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Jasem Mohamed Albudaiwi strongly condemned the Israeli occupation’s approval of the construction of around 3,500 new settlement units in the West Bank.

Albudaiwi, in a statement issued today, said that this decision proves the Israeli occupation forces’ lack of respect for international laws, treaties, and UN resolutions, considering this decision to be an attempt to Judaise large parts of the West Bank and Jerusalem.

He warned that such settlement activities "undermine stability and security in the region and the world," and significantly hamper peace process efforts.

The statement reiterated the GCC's unwavering support and commitment for the Palestinian people and their rights in accordance with the Arab Peace Initiative and UN resolutions that call for a two-state solution based on the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state.

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