RAMALLAH, October 14, 2013 (WAFA) – A team from National Geographic listened Monday to Palestinian officials speak about the situation in the Palestinian areas, mainly those that remain under full Israeli control.

The team met at the presidential headquarters with Nimr Hammad, political advisor to President Mahmoud Abbas, and other officials.

Hammad complained that Israeli settlement activity is undermining peace efforts that aim to reach a final settlement with the creation of a Palestinian state.

Presidential secretary Hussein al-Araj informed the delegation of the difficulty of the situation with Israel in control of more than 60 percent of the Palestinian areas defined as Area C according to the Oslo classification.

Jamil Mtour, acting director of the environment authority, also spoke about the daily Israeli violation of the Palestinian land and environment.

He said the Israeli authorities control the Palestinian natural resources in the West Bank and bury chemical waste and waste from the settlement in the Palestinian land causing serious harm to the West Bank environment and people.