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Foreign Secretary statement on settlement units in the West Bank

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson condemns Israeli government’s announcement to build over 3,000 settlement units in the West Bank.

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Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said:

We condemn the announcement of yet further settlement units in the West Bank. Settlements are illegal under international law, and not conducive to peace. This spike in settlement activity makes a two state solution, with an Israel that is safe from terrorism and a Palestinian state that is viable and sovereign, harder to achieve.

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Published 13 June 2017