Palestinians label DM's Hebron construction initiative as American attempt to legitimize settlements

Elior Levy |
Published: 12.01.19 , 19:21
Hamas and Palestinian Liberty Organization (PLO) both criticized Sunday Defense Minister Naftali Bennett's plan to build a new Jewish neighborhood in the West Bank city of Hebron, blaming the Trump administration's decision to no longer consider Israeli settlements on the West Bank illegal.
"This is the result of the U.S. government's attempt to legitimize the settlements, the next decision in this spirit will be annexation," said PLO Secretary General Saeb Erekat
Hamas has also released a similar statement saying that Bennett's initiative "is the result of the American support, expressed by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo."