Minister of Religious Affairs and Chairman of Jerusalem Committee, Taleb Abu Sha’ar, condemned, on Wednesday, the approval of the building of 750 housing units by the Local Committee of Construction and Organization in the Israeli municipality in the settlement of Bezgat Ze’ef in occupied Jerusalem. They are planned to be built gradually in order not to obstruct the peace process between Israeli and Palestinians sides.He considered this approval as a new step in continuing settlement construction in Jerusalem and the West Bank and ‘Judaizing’ the city. He pointed out that new settlement construction comes in an Israeli and American coordination to control the lands of Jerusalem to serve the goals of the Israelis.

He demanded serious international support for condemning Israeli practices against the Palestinians and their lands.