Egypt’s foreign ministry says that Israel’s plans to build 430 new settlement homes in the West Bank damaged efforts to resume peace talks between Palestinians and Israeli.
Ministry spokesman Bader Abd al-Ati said that the tenders for new settlement units contradicted international law.
The ministry called on the international community to pressure Israel to stop settlement activity to move forward with peace talks.
The Israeli government on Friday published tenders to build 430 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank, the head of an NGO that monitors settlement activity told AFP.
The new homes are to be built in four existing settlements across the West Bank — 112 in Adam, 156 in Elkana, 78 in Alfei Menashe and 84 in Kiryat Arba.