Turkey slams Israeli violation in E. Jerusalem
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
“Israeli authorities disregarded international law once again by approving the construction of 792 new housing units in the illegal settlements of Ramat Shlomo and Ramot in East Jerusalem,” the Turkish Foreign Ministry said on its website.
The ministry added that Turkey is rejecting these illegal steps of Israel, which irreversibly damage the vision of a two-state solution.
This week the Israeli authorities approved construction of hundreds of new Jewish-only housing units in occupied East Jerusalem, according to Israeli media reports.
The Palestinians want these territories -- along with the Gaza Strip -- for the establishment of a future Palestinian state.