World Bulletin / News Desk
Chinese government said on Friday that the new Israeli settlement plans were worrying and agitative. China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying underlined that they firmly opposed Israeli construction of settlements in occupied Palestinian territory of East Jerusalem and the West Bank.
Referring to Israeli settlement plans in the E1 area, she added that China was concerned with what was being planned and said, "Israel should take substantial steps to rebuild mutual trust with Palestine and make constructive efforts to advance the peace process in the Middle East and maintain peace and stability in the region."
Israeli officials said they would press on with plans this week to build 6,000 Settlements on Palestinian land, defying criticism from powers who fear the move will hit already faint hopes for a peace accord.
Israel announced it would expand Settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.Last Mod: 21 Aralık 2012, 13:16