(Times of Israel / Worthy News)– The US ambassador to Israel condemned Thursday a plan to build 1,500 housing units in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, announced as a retaliatory measure to the formation of a Palestinian unity government earlier this week.
"We oppose settlement construction in the West Bank as well as announcements regarding such construction," Dan Shapiro told Army Radio. "We would do so with or without this disputed case of a new Palestinian transitional government."
Shapiro's statement was the first official US response to the Housing and Construction Ministry decision to publish tenders for the 1,500 units, announced early Thursday morning.
(Photo: U.S. Ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro)
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