PA accuses Israel of 'settlement attack'

PA government accuses Israeli government of seeking to expel Palestinian Arabs and replacing them with "foreign" settlers.

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The Palestinian Authority (PA) government in Ramallah warned on Monday against what it called the "settlement attack" being waged by the Israeli government which could “destroy” the opportunity to revive the peace process.

Yusuf al-Mahmoud, the government's official spokesman, accused the Israeli government of seeking to expel Palestinian Arabs and replace them with "foreign" settlers, while also obstructing the implementation of legitimate international resolutions regarding the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with eastern Jerusalem as its capital.

Mahmoud further claimed that the recent "settlement attack" in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in eastern Jerusalem is part of the ongoing "offensive" against “the entire city of Al-Quds and the West Bank”.

That attack, he charged, includes the building of settlements, demolition of homes and expulsion of residents.