Top Arab lawmaker chides government over settlement approvals

Joint List leader Ayman Odeh condemns the new government for approving building in the settlements.

“The government has existed for less than two weeks and has already approved 31 building plans in the settlements,” he tweets.

“The left caves to the right and sidelines the diplomatic issue, but the right continues to sabotage the prospects for peace and deepen the occupation, the oppression and dispossession of millions of Palestinians,” adds Odeh.

The new government includes two dovish parties — Labor and Meretz — and the Arab Ra’am, which oppose settlement building.

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