Comment by the Information and Press Department on Israel’s settlement expansion plans
The Israeli authorities have reportedly approved plans to build around 900 new homes in the Ramat Shlomo settlement in a suburb of East Jerusalem on the Israeli-occupied part of the West Bank.
Moscow has reiterated its principled approach, which is based on the United Nations resolutions on the issue, that Israel’s settlement activity on Palestinian territories is illegal. This latest step threatens to damage efforts towards creating conditions for the resumption of sustained talks between the parties.
May 8, 2015