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Sunday, March 14, 2010
Hezbollah criticizes Israel’s Judaization campaign in East Jerusalem
Lebanon's Hezbollah resistance movement has condemned the new Israeli plan to build 1,600 new Jewish homes in the occupied East Jerusalem al-Quds.
The movement warned that the project seeks demographic changes in the occupied territories.
“The scheme is yet another part of a Judaization campaign that targets the holy city of al-Quds and a provocation of Muslim feeling, “the Shia political party said in a statement released on Friday.
Hezbollah also accused the U.S. of supporting Israel's expansionist policies on Palestinian lands.
“The Zionist plan to construct hundreds of homes in al-Quds truly shows American cover to it.”
Israel's interior ministry on Tuesday said it had approved the construction of 1,600 new housing units in Ramat Shlomo neighborhood in the mainly Arab eastern sector of al-Quds.
The announcement sparked swift condemnation from the International community including Turkey, Lebanon, Brazil, China, Russia, and even the U.S. and UK.
There are currently 121 Israeli settlements and 102 Israeli outposts built on Palestinian land occupied by Israel in 1967.
These settlements and outposts are inhabited by a population of approximately 462,000 Israeli settlers. Some 191,000 Israelis are living in settlements around al-Quds and an additional 271,400 are spread throughout the West Bank.
(Source: Press TV)