Abbas also is willing to mute his campaign to prosecute Israeli officials for war crimes and to single Israel out for condemnation at the United Nations, Mohammad Mustafa, a senior economic adviser to Abbas and a former PA deputy prime minister, told Bloomberg on Wednesday in an interview in Ramallah on Monday, that was published on Thursday.
Settlements are considered illegal under worldwide law and are seen as a major obstacle to peace and the so-called two state solution - the creation of an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel.
Netanyahu has said he still supports a two-state solution, but peace advocates say his actions show otherwise. We know that you understand that the story of Israel, in many ways, the rebirth of Israel and our return to this land and to this city, I think you understand in your hearts, that this is a parable for all humanity.
Israeli authorities did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
This week marked the 50 anniversary of the Six-Day War.
Before the Six Day War, the Arab countries controlled east Jerusalem, the West Bank, Gaza, all of Sinai and the Golan Heights, a hilly plateau overlooking Israel's northern valleys.
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"For decades, the world has stood by as Israel has destroyed Palestinians' homes and plundered their land and natural resources for profit", Salil Shetty, Amnesty International's secretary general, said.
"We are far closer to a deal than ever before", he says.
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat's said: "On June 7, 1967, fifty years ago today, paratroopers reached the Western Wall and reunited the city of Jerusalem". "Its defensible eastern border will always be the Jordan River, and Jerusalem will not be divided". It is time to stop being afraid. "The UK should no longer be party to this".
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The U.S. Congress has recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital since 1995, but no U.S. president since then has done so.
They are the first new settlement announcements since Trump's visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories last month, when he tried to encourage both sides back to the negotiating table.
Successive Israeli governments have invested billions of dollars over the past 50 years on settlements in the occupied West Bank, making any withdrawal from the Palestinian territory a costly proposition. The conflict has become the thing that defines us.