United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov strongly condemned expansion of illegal Israeli settelements in occupied West Bank, a statement issued on Wednesday said.
In the statement, Mladenov said: “The Israeli authorities approved over the past two days the advancement of some 2,400 housing units in settlements in Area C of the occupied West Bank.
“The expansion of settlements has no legal effect and constitutes a flagrant violation of international law.
“By advancing the effective annexation of the West Bank, it undermines the chances for establishing a Palestinian state based on relevant UN resolutions, as part of a negotiated two-state solution.
“It must cease immediately and completely.”
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