Hamas Condemns Israeli Plan to Build New Settlement Units in Al-Quds  

14:16 - August 18, 2022
News ID: 3480144
TEHRAN (IQNA) – The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas strongly denounced an Israeli plan to construct new settlements in the holy city of Al-Quds (Jerusalem).

Illegal Israeli settlements


Hamas in a statement said the Zionist regime continues attempts to Judaize Palestinian lands and target Palestinians’ identity, the Palestinian Information Center reported.

The settlement building plans are parts of the efforts by the Israeli regime to destroy Palestinian sites in Al-Quds and distort historical realities, it said.

Hamas underlined that the Palestinian nation will stay united in countering this Zionist crime using all available means.

It noted that the Palestinian people have shown widespread resistance and steadfastness against the Zionists’ criminal acts.

Israeli on Wednesday announced a plan to build 434 new settler units in the Sawr Bahir area east of Al-Quds.  

Last week, Hamas had decried the Israeli regime’s ongoing policy of expanding its illegal settlements on Palestinian territories and destruction of Palestinian structures, saying such moves amount to an open war against the Palestinian people.

“The escalating Israeli crimes such as settlement expansion, home demolition, and displacement of Palestinians will not change the Arab identity of the Palestinian lands and will not grant Israel legitimacy,” the movement said last Saturday, adding that Palestinians will continue their resistance until restoration of their national rights.

The Israeli regime has stepped up its illegal settlement construction activities in defiance of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334, which pronounces settlements in the occupied West Bank and East al-Quds “a flagrant violation under international law.”