Paris, Reuters. 15 European countries, including France, have urged Israel to halt plans to build more illegal settlements in the West Bank. 15 European countries, including France, Germany and Italy, said on Friday that Israel should freeze a program to build more than 4,000 new housing units in the West Bank region. Let us inform that according to the statement issued by the Foreign Ministry of France, this information has been received. Dozens of other European countries have also signed the statement.
A few days ago Israeli officials said they would approve 4,000 new housing units in the West Bank. The statement further said that we urge the Israeli authorities to withdraw this decision.
violation of international law
The statement also said that the new settlements being built by Israel “clearly violate international law”. Due to this move of Israel, the growing gap between the two regions, (Israeli and Palestinians) will further increase.
The European Union has condemned
European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said in a statement: “The EU condemns the approval by the Israeli authorities of plans to expand illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank, moving more than 4,400 housing units.” ‘ Earlier on Friday, Turkey also condemned plans to expand illegal Israeli settlements. The West Bank, including East Jerusalem, is viewed as occupied territory under international law, thus making all Jewish settlements there illegal.
America also objected
On Friday, the US also objected to the construction of new homes in the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel. The US State Department’s deputy spokeswoman, Jalina Porter, said the US was aware of Israel’s decision to extend the new West Bank settlement until May 12. He said that we strongly oppose the expansion of settlements which increases the tension
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