JUST IN: Israel SMACKS Obama In The Face With Latest Move- Muslims FURIOUS

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Just two days after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with President Trump, Israel announced they will build 2,500 additional homes in the settlements in the occupied West Bank territories. Most of them will expand the existing settlement areas.

“We are building – and we will continue to build,” said Netanyahu in a tweet.

Netanyahu and members of his right-wing government have bristled at the harsh condemnations of settlement growth by the Obama administration, which condemned the Jewish communities as “illegitimate” and “an obstacle to peace,”

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Trump, however, has signaled more accommodating policies toward Israel and has called for moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, a city claimed as the capital of both Israel and a potential future Palestinian state. The Jewish settlements have grown to house more than 400,000 Jewish residents in the West Bank.

The Jerusalem Post reports that the plans for the new construction come just a month after the US, under the previous administration of president Barack Obama, enabled the passage of a UN Security Council Resolution 2334 slamming the settlements as lacking “legal validity,” and as being the primary obstacle to peace and a two-state solution. That resolution was followed by a speech by former secretary of state John Kerry slamming the settlement enterprise.

Trump criticized the UN resolution before the inauguration and top officials in his team sharply criticized Kerry for his speech.

Netanyahu spoke by phone with Trump on Sunday and issued a statement afterward saying that he expressed his desire to work together with Trump to promote “peace and security” in the region in a way in which “there will be no daylight between the United States and Israel.”

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The EU was quick to condemn the move, saying that the announcement, coupled with the recently announced approval of building permits in Jerusalem, “further seriously undermine the prospects for a viable two-state solution. It is regrettable that Israel is proceeding with this policy, despite the continuous serious international concern and objections, which have been constantly raised at all levels.”

The Palestinians denounced the announcement, saying it flies in the face of international opinion. Wasel Abu Yousif, member of the PLO Executive Committee, told The Jerusalem Post that, “It is clear that the Israeli government is presuming that it can act in this manner with the arrival of the Trump administration.

“The international community said that settlements are illegal and that is consensus position as evidenced in the unanimous approval of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334,” he said.

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