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Fatah: Israel exploits Coronavirus for "settlement expansion"

Headline: “Zaki: The holy sites in Jerusalem and Hebron are in real danger”

“Fatah Movement Central Committee member and [Fatah] Commissioner for Arab and China Relations Abbas Zaki emphasized that the occupation authorities are exploiting the international preoccupation with the fight against the Coronavirus epidemic in order to accelerate the expansion in the settlement centers. This is in an attempt to determine a new fact on the ground, especially in East Jerusalem, its surroundings, and the area of the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs) in Hebron…

Zaki said this in a letter he sent to the secretary-general of the Arab Parties and National, Islamic, and Progressive Forces in the Arab World. He emphasized that everything is being done with the support of the American administration and [US] President [Donald] Trump, who has declared his complete support for the plan of annexing the settlements and the northern [Jordan] Valley area ahead of annexing the entire West Bank to the Zionist entity state.”