US troubled by comments that Israeli settlement bill is first step to annexation

December 7, 2016   |   Category: Prophecy News   |   Tags: ,

The United States said it was ‘troubled’ to hear from Israeli lawmakers that the settlement bill was a first step toward the annexation of Area C of the West Bank.“This legislation if it is enacted would be a dramatic advancement of the settlement enterprise, which is already greatly endangering the prospects for a two-state solution,” US Deputy spokesman Mark Toner told reporters in Washington.Be the first to know – Join our Facebook page.“We have also been troubled by comments from some political figures that this would be a first step toward annexation,” Toner said.He added that the United States had conveyed its concerns to the Israeli government.Toner spoke in advance of a first reading of the bill in the Knesset Wednesday. Education Minister Naftali Bennett has called the bill a historic “watershed moment” for the settlement enterprise.

 

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