Israeli construction in West Bank derails peace process - Moscow

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Israel Approves More than 1100 New Settler Housing Units in West Bank

Momani stressed the worldwide community's rejection of the settlements, labelling them as illegal according to the United Nations resolution 2334.

In an annual press conference with foreign press held Wednesday, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, stated that the government and Knesset headquarters will be in Jerusalem, regardless of the peace negotiations' results, Sputnik new agency reported.

The military said forces were conducting searches in a neighbouring village for the suspect behind the shooting death this week of an Israeli man when Palestinians hurled a "massive" amount of rocks at them.

At least 17 Palestinians have been killed and thousands more injured in the wave of protests that have gripped the West Bank and Gaza following Trump's decision, with hundreds of Palestinians voicing their indignation with the move every week after Friday prayers.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said 16-year-old Amir Abu Musaed was shot in the chest during unrest along Gaza's border fence with Israel.

Israel regards Jerusalem as its "eternal and undivided" capital, while the Palestinians claim East Jerusalem - occupied by Israel in the 1967 Middle East war - as the capital of a future state.

"Moscow reaffirms Russia's principled position on the illegality of Israel's settlement activities on the Palestinian territories, including in East Jerusalem".

The Israeli authorities have also reportedly approved plans for "hundreds" of additional settler units in the West Bank settlements of Kfar Adumim and Givat Zeev.

Israel's national construction committee has approved the construction of 1,122 new housing units in 20 Jewish settlements in the West Bank, the NGO Peace Now said on Thursday.

In the Gaza Strip, dozens of Palestinian youth took to the border fence with Israel, east of the al-Bureij refugee camp in central Gaza, in continued protest of U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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