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New Israeli law to tighten hold on occupied land
January 03, 2018
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JERUSALEM: Israel’s parliament on Tuesday gave final approval to legislation aimed at making it more difficult for the government to hand the Palestinians parts of occupied Jerusalem under any future peace deal.

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas’s office said US President Donald Trump’s recent declaration of occupied Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and the new Israeli law amounted to a “declaration of war” on the Palestinian people and its political and religious identity.”

The statement called the moves a “dangerous project for the future of the region and the world”.

Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), said the Israelis were moving ahead with such measures because the United States had stayed silent and signalled approval with Trump’s declaration.

Hamas, which runs the Gaza Strip, said Abbas should declare the end of the Oslo peace accords of the 1990s and withdraw the PLO’s recognition of Israel.

The bill, approved by a 64 to 51 vote, is the latest blow to remaining hopes for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The bill has been formulated by Shuli Moalem-Refaeli of the far-right Jewish Home party.

Agence France-Presse

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