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Erekat: Israel's settlement plan would kill 2-state solution

Dec. 6, 2012 10:19 P.M. (Updated: Dec. 8, 2012 10:57 A.M.)
JERICHO (Ma'an) -- PLO official Saeb Erekat on Thursday said Israeli plans to build settlements in the strategic E-1 zone of the occupied West Bank would be a critical blow to the two-state solution and peace process.

In meetings with the US and British consuls to the Palestinian Authority, the former negotiator said if implemented, the plan will block East Jerusalem from becoming the capital of the state of Palestine.

He called on the international community to respect international law, under which all Israeli settlement building is illegal.

Last Thursday, an overwhelming majority of UN members states voted for the Palestinian bid for upgraded membership.

A day later, Israel's government announced 3,000 new settler homes and accelerated planning for the strategic "E1" zone in the occupied West Bank.

In Europe, Spain, Denmark, France, Britain, Sweden and Italy have all summoned their Israeli ambassadors over the move, as well as Australia, Panama and Egypt.
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