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UK concerned by Israel's decision to approve construction of 780 new settlement units

LONDON, Monday, January 18, 2021 (WAFA) - The UK today expressed serious concern over the Government of Israel's decision to approve the construction of 780 new settlement units across the Occupied Palestinian Territories, including areas deep within the West Bank which could threaten future peace negotiations.

"Settlements are illegal under international law and risk undermining the physical viability of the two-state solution," said a statement issued by the spokesperson of the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

"We call for the construction of these in East Jerusalem and elsewhere in the West Bank to cease immediately," said the statement.

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