Israelis celebrate, Palestinians rail against US settlement move

Israeli settlement of Givat Zeev near the Palestinian city of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank on November 19, 2019. PHOTO | AHMAD GHARABLI | AFP

What you need to know:

  • US announced that it no longer considers settlements in the West Bank and annexed east Jerusalem illegal.
  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday hailed the US announcement.
  • The Palestinian Authority, which considers the US biased, denounced the latest decision.
  • More than 600,000 Israelis live in settlements in east Jerusalem and the West Bank, alongside more than three million Palestinians.



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