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April 29, 2012

Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

An illegal Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank (file photo)

An illegal Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank (file photo)
Russia has expressed concern over a recent Israeli decision to legalize three settlement outposts in the occupied West Bank.

Russian Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Thursday, saying Moscow is “treating this information with serious concern.”

On April 24, the office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that Tel Aviv has legalized the status of three settlement outposts in the occupied Palestinian territory.

Netanyahu’s office announced the legalization of the outposts of Bruchin and Rechelim in northern West Bank, and Sansana in the southern part of the occupied Palestinian territory.

The Russian foreign ministry also stated that the Israeli move “affects the chances” of talks between the Palestinian and Israeli sides.

The European Union also voiced concern about the recent decision made by Israel.

EU Foreign Policy chief Catherine Ashton…

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