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Iran condemns Israeli plans to expand illegal settlements
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_02_at3(37).jpgTEHRAN – The Iranian Foreign has strongly condemned plans by Israel to expand illegal settlement homes in the occupied West Bank and east Jerusalem.
 
“The Islamic Republic of Iran strongly condemns the Zionist regime’s decision to continue and expand the settlements and calls on the United Nations and international, legal, and humanitarian organizations to seriously react to these illegal and aggressive acts of Zionists and put an end to this process,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said in a statement on Sunday. 
 
Israel announced plans on Friday to build more than 1,800 new illegal settler homes in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, settlement watchdog Peace Now said.
 
The housing ministry announced the plans for 1,076 units in annexed east Jerusalem and 801 in the occupied West Bank, AFP reported.
 
A spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Nabil Abu Rdeneh, condemned the announcement, saying it undermines the “American efforts aimed at creating a peace track toward a two state solution.”
 
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