Brazil Expresses Concerns over Israel’s Settlement Expansion in Occupied West Bank

Brasilia, MINA – The Brazilian government expressed today, on Sunday, its profound concern over the Israeli government’s announcement to expand settlements in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, which constitutes a violation of international law.

The Brazilian Foreign Ministry said in a statement it is “following with consternation and concern the escalation of violence in the West Bank, which included the resumption of [Israeli] air strikes.”

According to WAFA, The statement pointed out that one of the Palestinians wounded during the terrorist rampage by fanatic Israeli settlers into the town of Turmus Ayya is a minor, the son of a Brazilian citizen.

“Brazil calls upon all parties involved to immediately cease hostilities,” the statement said.

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“Brazil reiterates that the conflict’s management does not avoid frequent escalations, as witnessed this week, nor does it constitute an acceptable strategy for addressing the Israeli-Palestinian issue, for which the reestablishment of peace negotiations is urgent.”(T/R3/RE1)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)