The latest construction plans were first announced by Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman earlier this week. "It appreciates the immediate symbolism of the United States taking Israel's side versus the Palestinians". According to the administration, additional Israel's construction projects on the Palestinian territories might be agreed upon in the near future. Palestinian Authority officials, though, said the soldiers fired without reason.
"The position of the European Union on Israeli settlement construction and related activities is clear and has not changed; any settlement activity is illegal under worldwide law and undermines the viability of the two-state solution and the prospect of lasting peace, "said an EU spokesperson for Foreign Affairs in a statement".
Meanwhile, Secretary of the Revolutionary Council of Abbas' Fatah Party, Majid al-Fitiyani said that political and technical preparations are underway in full swing to make the Council's meetings successful.
In response, Israel refused to implement the resolution.
Fierce protests among Palestinians, violent clashes between them and Israeli security forces sparked after Donald Trump officially recognized Jerusalem al-Quds as the capital of Israel on December 6.
The United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334, which considered Israel's establishment of settlements in Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, had no legal validity, is a clear expression of the global consensus in this regard, said the minister.
The European Union voiced concern Friday over the Israeli detention of two Palestinian minors, one of whom who was arrested after a video of her confronting Israeli soldiers went viral.
A committee of ministers from Egypt, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Palestine met with Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi to strategize a response to President Donald Trump's decision to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city.