SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – Susan Rice the Security Advisor to the White House once again criticised building townships by the Israelis in the occupied Palestinian lands. She said the region is facing increasing tensions which partly is due to building townships by the Israelis. She stressed that the US cannot consider these townships in the West Bank as legal. Susan Rice who was speaking at the Middle East Institute pointed to the American’s position on building of the townships by the Israelis and emphasized that discussions are the best way out of the crisis. John Kerry the US Foreign Secretary in his recent trip to the occupied lands also said that the Israelis townships are obstacles on the way of the peace talks.