Commenting on Israel’s announcement of plans for new housing units across the West Bank, Dr Andrew Murrison, Minister for the Middle East and North Africa, said:
The UK condemns the Israeli government’s advancement of yet more plans for over 1,900 housing units across the West Bank. It is the UK’s longstanding position that settlements are illegal under international law and undermine the viability of the two-state solution. We call on Israel to halt settlement expansion immediately.
Under the Netanyahu regime, there has been more expansion of housing settlements into the Westbank then any other government. Benjamin Netanyahu has always proclaimed the Westbank to be part of Israel and has no intention of halting construction.
Netanyahu is currently facing several corruption charges and is about to see his country partake in its third national election within a span of twelve months.
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