Norway’s Foreign Minister Huitfeldt worried about Israel’s plans to expand settlements

Anniken HuitfeldtPhoto: Terje Pedersen / NTB
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Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt (AP) says she is deeply concerned about Israel’s plans to expand settlements in the West Bank. The US is also concerned.

“I urge the Israeli authorities to reverse this decision and halt settlement activities in the occupied territories,” Huitfeldt said in a statement on Tuesday.

The United States also criticized the Israeli government’s plans to expand settlements in the occupied West Bank.

“We are strongly opposed to these plans, which are completely contrary to the attempts to curb tensions,” Ned Price, a spokesman for the US State Department, said.

The Israeli government announced on Sunday that it had given the green light to plans to build more than 1,300 new homes in the settlements in the West Bank.

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1 Comment on "Norway’s Foreign Minister Huitfeldt worried about Israel’s plans to expand settlements"

  1. Good to see Norway objecting to Israelis’ ethnic cleansing of Christian and Muslim Palestinians. Christian lands around Bethlehem and Nazareth should be returned too.

    As for the Gaza, if Egypt agrees it should be moved down the Sinai coast and supported with Israeli desalination and other technology. Gaza is hardly a heritage itself, and realistically there is no rational reason for the Palestinians keeping themselves there. And maybe that can lessen the ethnic cleansing pressure on the West Bank.

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