The Palestinian Authority called for the international community to take measures against the expansion of the Zionist settlements, which aims to separate the city of Jerusalem from its suburbs and prevent the creation of an independent Palestinian state.

Iran PressMiddle East: The Palestinian Authority's foreign ministry announced in a statement on Tuesday that the Zionist regime is rapidly expanding illegal settlements in the West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem al Quds and its suburbs, to annex them to occupied Palestinian territories under the so-called plan "Deal of the Century."

Zionist settlements in Palestinian territories, including occupied Jerusalem al Quds, have expanded during the administration of the outgoing US President Donald Trump.

However, the Zionist regime's decision to build new settlements has provoked opposition at the regional and global levels.

In 2016, the UN Security Council adopted a resolution calling for an end to settlements in occupied Palestine.

The UAE, Bahrain, and Sudan have signed agreements on the normalization of relations with Israel in the White House in deals brokered by US President Donald Trump's administration.

At the time that the Israeli regime has occupied many Arab-Islamic areas in addition to repressing the Palestinians, the Arab regimes are making their efforts to normalize relations with the Israeli regime. 

Palestinian leaders have accused them of betrayal, while US and Israeli officials have said more Arab states could soon follow.