- Foreign & Commonwealth Office and The Rt Hon Hugh Robertson
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- Peace and stability in the Middle East and North Africa, Israel, and The Occupied Palestinian Territories
- 21 March 2014
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Hugh Robertson condemns plans for 2,372 settlement units in West Bank and emphasises need for just and lasting settlement.
Commenting on decisions taken by the Government of Israel on 19 March to advance plans for 2,372 new settlement units in the West Bank, Minister for the Middle East Hugh Robertson, said:
I condemn the decisions taken by the Israeli authorities to advance a number of settlement plans in the occupied West Bank. The UK’s position on settlements is longstanding: they are illegal under international law, undermine trust and threaten the viability of the two-state solution.
Nothing must detract from international efforts to secure a lasting, just and final settlement to the conflict.
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Published: 21 March 2014