UN condemns Israeli expansion of illegal settlement in West Bank

Aug 07,2019

‘Expansion of settlements undermines the chances for establishing a Palestinian state based on relevant UN resolutions,’ UN official says.

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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