PA: Israeli construction approval 'a slap in the whole world's face'

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' spokesman, Nabil Abu Rudeineh, commented on the Israeli decision to build 3,000 housing units beyond the Green Line, saying that "this declaration is a slap in the face of the entire world which chose to vote in favor of the Palestinian state."


Abu Rudeineh noted that the decision was illegal, adding that "this action will leave Israel even more isolated, after the entire world expressed its objection to the occupation yesterday." (Elior Levy)