Abbas To Respond To Israel's Settlement Activities

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January 11, 2014 AT 3:28 PM
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas vowed Saturday to respond to Israel's continued settlement activities on Palestinian lands occupied by the Jewish state within 48 hours. Abbas rebuked Israel for announcing the building of more housing units in the West Bank and East Jerusalem settlements in return for the release of Palestinian prisoners, Xinhua reported. "This is wrong and we will issue a response to this," Abbas said, addressing a delegation representing residents of east Jerusalem, which the Palestinians see as a future capital.