Israel only occupies 2% of West Bank, says U.S. ambassador

A Kometz soldier standing on a ladder on the Gaza side of the barrier fixing the fence

The Palestinian foreign minister said that Netanyahu "challenges the global law that asserts that the territories Israel occupied in 1967, including East Jerusalem, are Palestinian territory".

Friedman, who has been vocally supportive of Israeli settlement projects in the past, re-affirmed his position that "the settlements are part of Israel". And I think that's exactly what, you know, Israel has done.

Ambassador Friedman continues to damage USA efforts to advance Israeli-Palestinian peace, a chief United States national security interest and avowed goal of President Trump.

Malki criticized statements Netanyahu made last Tuesday during a visit to Gush Etzion settlement bloc in the West Bank, celebrating the 50 years of the beginning of the settlement projects in which he said that settlements were made to stay and continue and that Israel would not remove any settlement in the future.

About 430,000 Israeli settlers live in the occupied West Bank among 2.6 million Palestinians.

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The Palestinians, along with much of the global community, view Israel's West Bank settlements as illegal and an obstacle to peace.

"His latest statement about Israel "occupying only 2% of the West Bank" declaring that "Israeli settlements are part of Israel" is not only false and misleading but contradict worldwide law, United Nations resolutions and also the historical USA position", Erekat said, adding that "Israel is internationally recognized as the occupying power over 100% of Palestine".

"These companies can't make the distinction between Israel and the [illegal] settlements and are ending their operations all together", the Israeli official was quoted as saying.

"If this is a preview of President Trump's ultimate deal, I shudder, but we have a situation where decision-making capability and soundness of judgment is totally lacking". "We'll try to get it done right, not done fast".

When asked if at least part of the settlements will have to be removed as part of a peace agreement, Friedman replied: "wait and see". "If he would do so, he would understand that Israel occupies 100% of the West Bank and spending huge amount of effort to spread the settlements into the entirety of Area C". He had also called Barack Obama an antisemite and suggested US Jews who opposed the Israeli occupation of the West Bank were worse than kapos, Nazi-era prisoners who served as concentration camp guards.

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