Israeli premier says will continue building settlements

JERUSALEM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said they will continue building illegal settlements in Jerusalem in remarks that are likely to escalate ongoing tensions.

Speaking after a Cabinet meeting, he rejected calls by the US and European states to halt forceful evictions of Palestinian families in occupied East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.

Claiming that Jerusalem has been capital of the Jewish people for thousands of years, he said: “As every nation builds in its capital, we too have the right to build in Jerusalem. This is what we have done and this is what we will continue to do.”

“We will not allow any extremist party to disturb the peace of Jerusalem. We will maintain the rule of law and order firmly and responsibly. We will continue to uphold freedom of worship for all religions but we will not allow violent disturbances,” he added.

At least 205 Palestinians were injured on Friday after Israel attacked the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Damascus Gate of the Old City and Sheikh Jarrah, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent.

Israeli police on Friday attacked Muslim worshippers inside Al-Aqsa Mosque while they were performing tarawih — special night prayers during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Al-Aqsa Mosque is the world’s third-holiest site for Muslims. Jews call the area the “Temple Mount,” claiming it was the site of two Jewish temples in ancient times.

Israel occupied East Jerusalem, where Al-Aqsa is located, during the 1967 Arab-Israeli war. It annexed the entire city in 1980, in a move never recognized by the international community-AA

5 thoughts on “Israeli premier says will continue building settlements

  1. Jerusalem was given to Jews by God itself. Muslims attacked & destroyed it. Hence, jews have full rights to expand & make it as Jews state.

    1. A person with a million gods who despise abrahamic religion for their foreign nature is claiming that a singular entity of God gave the land to Jews and Muslims attacked it.
      Oh yes.. I forgot you were standing right there when that was happening.. I saw you buying groceries and were bargaining for dhaniya.. What a memorable day that was! Good Times!

    2. That’s absurd you are calling yourself secular and supporting mass murder if Jews have similar right then just replace Palestine with India and Israel with Pakistan and imagine the situation

      1. Muslim history is full of capturing others land. Hindus have donated 33% of their land to muslims. Muslim first go as minority & then start increasing population & finally capture the land. Muslim ruler were engaged in destructing other’s holy places.. like Ayodhya, Kashi & Mathura etc. Hence, muslims have no moral rights to talk about ownership of Jerusalem. Around 4000 years ago, Jerusalem was ruled by Jews only. It is foolish to say at some point of time Christians & Jews had handed it over to muslims. Like Hindus have ownership of Pakistan & Bangladesh same way Jerusalem belongs to Jews. Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mR2W43t6tI

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