UN envoy condemns newest Israeli settlement growth plan

“I condemn right this moment’s resolution by Israeli authorities to advance plans for over 4,000 housing items in settlements within the occupied West Financial institution,” Tor Wennesland, UN Particular Coordinator for the Center East Peace Course of, mentioned in a statement

Israel’s Larger Planning Council, which permitted the transfer, additionally retroactively legalized two outposts: Mitzpeh Dani and Givat Oz VeGaon, in response to media experiences. 

Entrenching the occupation 

The UN works for the creation of an unbiased State of Palestine residing side-by-side in peace with the State of Israel. 

As Particular Coordinator, Mr. Wennesland leads political and diplomatic engagement in direction of a complete answer to the Israeli-Palestinian battle. 

In condemning the choice, he said that “continued settlement growth additional entrenches the occupation, encroaches upon Palestinian land and pure assets, and hampers the free motion of the Palestinian inhabitants.” 

The envoy reiterated that all settlements are unlawful underneath worldwide legislation and represent a significant impediment to peace. 

“I urge the Israeli authorities to stop the development of all settlement exercise and chorus from such unilateral and provocative actions that gas instability and undermine the prospects for establishing a viable and contiguous Palestinian State as a part of a negotiated two-State answer on the premise of related UN resolutions, worldwide legislation and bilateral agreements.” 


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