JERUSALEM, January 12, 2018 (WAFA) – Britain Friday strongly condemned Israel’s approval of the construction of 1,100 new Jewish settler units across the West Bank.
“The UK strongly condemns the advancement by the Israeli authorities of plans and tenders for settlement units across the West Bank,” said a statement by the Foreign Office Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt.
“We call on Israel to reconsider these proposals,” adding that “Settlements are illegal under international law and undermine the physical viability of the two-state solution,” he added.
Israeli authorities Thursday approved the construction of hundreds of new settler unit in the West Bank.
The plans involve the construction of more than 200 homes in Oranit settlement and more than 50 in Petzael settlement in the Jordan Valley. Besides, Israel has approved additional housing units in the Ariel and Alfei Menashe settlements in the northern West Bank.
The Israeli authorities have also reportedly approved plans for “hundreds” of additional settler units in the West Bank settlements of Kfar Adumim and Givat Zeev.