Mansi: Israeli settlement expansion with American blessing
|Thursday, March 25,2010 19:54|
GAZA, Dr. Yousef Mansi, the minister of public works and housing in Gaza, has denounced the Jewish controlled Jerusalem municipality for approving the construction of 20 housing units in Sheikh Jarrah in occupied Jerusalem.
Mansi, in a statement to the PIC on Wednesday, said that the continued building of settlement unit is a new crime in the series of crimes committed by the Israeli occupation authority (IOA) against the Palestinian people and lands.
He said that the IOA was flouting all international treaties and agreements, charging that the IOA settlement expansion was made with the blessing of the American administration.
The minister urged the world community to pressure the IOA to halt building in the occupied Palestinian lands. Source