The Jordanian government has expressed its utmost rejection to the Israeli government’s settlement policies and repetitive decisions to build and expand [illegal] settlements in the occupied West Bank, according to Jordan‘s news agency, Petra.

Jordanian government spokesperson Muhammad al-Momani said that the policies constitute an assault on the Palestinian territories and the rights of the Palestinian people.

He described, according to WAFA, Israeli settlement policies as an obstacle before efforts exerted toward peace, maintaining that such policies dissipate hopes to achieve peace in the region.

The Jordanian official reiterated the call for the international community, particularly the U.S. and peace-brokering countries,  to take a firm stance against the Israeli government’s settlement expansion policies in the occupied Palestinian land.

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