US State Department Spokesperson Ned Price explained that “unilateral steps should be avoided, including annexation, settlement, destruction and inciting violence,” after reports that the National Jewish Fund will buy land in the West Bank to expand Jewish settlements.
Responding to a question at the daily press conference regarding the National Jewish Fund’s plan to purchase land in the West Bank, Price said, “We believe it is critical to avoid unilateral steps that are blocking and increasing tension in efforts to advance negotiations for a two-state solution.” said.
Providing details of unilateral steps, Price said, “These unilateral steps include land annexation, settlement activities, demolitions, incitement to violence, compensation for individuals imprisoned for terrorist crimes. We continued to emphasize the importance of avoiding all these activities.” he spoke.
Israeli media reported that the National Jewish Fund would buy land in the West Bank to expand Jewish settlements.
Reports alleged that the Fund would only buy Palestinian private land in “Area C” of the West Bank to expand illegal Jewish settlements.
It was stated that the fund management would approve the policy change envisaging the purchase of land in the West Bank on Sunday, February 14.
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