OFFICIAL STATEMENT 113
Spain condemns Israel’s announcement that it will build new settlements

​Hearing of the approval by Israeli authorities of new plans to build settlements in Beit El (West Bank) and East Jerusalem, the Spanish government recalled its ongoing policy of reproaching this policy to expand settlements, like it did the last time on 7 June

24/08/2018

Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territories are illegal under international law. United Nations resolutions point this out repeatedly, most recently in United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334. They also represent a serious obstacle to the possibility of creating a future contiguous and viable Palestine state.

The Government reconfirms its position in favour of a solution between the two states and calls for the parties to recommence peace negotiations.

 

 

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