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Japan expresses serious concern about Israeli plans to legalize outposts and build new settlements

TOKYO, Thursday, February 16, 2023 (WAFA) - The Government of Japan yesterday expressed its serious concern about the announcement by the Government of Israel on February 12 regarding the authorization of nine settlement outposts and the plan to approve new settlement construction, according to a statement by the government Press Secretary Ono Hikariko.

“Settlement activities are in violation of international law and undermine the viability of a two-state solution. Japan strongly urges the Government of Israel not to implement the measures and to totally freeze its settlement activities,” said the Press Secretary.

Japan also called to refrain from actions that exacerbate tensions.

“As the situation surrounding Israel and Palestine witnesses continued clashes and violence resulting in a number of casualties, Japan once again calls for refraining from actions that exacerbate tensions,” concluded the statement.


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