CAIRO, June 28, 2012 (WAFA) - Arab League Deputy Secretary-General Ahmed bin Helli Thursday in a press conference held in Cairo condemned the new Israeli decision to build more housing units in the West Bank settlements.
Bin Helli stressed that what is happening on the ground does not give the Israeli authorities any rights in the occupied Palestinian Territory.
He added the Arab League is following up on what is happening in Palestine, stressing its exerted efforts to support the Palestinian issue.
“We are following up on the Palestinian issue in all forums and conferences,” he said.
Bin Helli said, “This is an occupied land under all international forums, norms, and laws; the Israeli measures are illegal and strongly condemned by the entire international community.”
He stressed that even if Israel insists on its policy, it will not reach its goals, saying: “We are certain about that.”
He also stressed the need to continue with the Palestinian and Arab move so that the Palestinian issue remains at the forefront of the international communities’ concern and agenda.
“To inscribe the old city of Bethlehem on the world Heritage list is part of the Arab Leagues' current political and diplomatic move,” Bin Helli said.
He also discussed the national reconciliation, calling on all factions to accomplish it and form the new government.