Saturday, February 12, 2011

Motive of Jewish Settlement Expansion-KCNA

Motive of Jewish Settlement Expansion

By Ri Kyong

Pyongyang, February 8 (KCNA) -- Israel has persistently expanded Jewish settlements.

After deciding in last October to build some 200 blocks in East Kuds, Israel in early November announced a plan for another 1 300 blocks.

Some time ago, Israeli troops destroyed the Shepherd Hotel belonging to Palestinians in East Kuds with bulldozers to build Jewish settlements.

Israel′s expansion of Jewish settlements is aimed to prevent the Palestinians from founding a sovereign state and keep the illegally occupied Palestinian territory under its ownership.

The Israeli authorities describe the Gaza Strip as a source of threat to Israel. They also openly show antipathy to Latin American countries for their decision to recognize a sovereign state of Palestine.

Israel′s reckless policy of settlement expansion has rendered the situation more complicated in the Middle East, leaving the prospect of the Palestinian issue gloomy.

It is the view of the international community that Israel should stop pursuing the expansion policy and take substantial measures to promote the process of peace with Palestine.