Condemning Israel’s Decision to Build New Settlement in Occupied Palestinian Territory, Secretary-General Calls Action Illegal, Saying It Threatens Peace
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:
The Secretary-General took notice with disappointment and alarm of the decision by Israel to build a new settlement in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
The Secretary-General has consistently stressed that there is no plan B for Israelis and Palestinians to live together in peace and security. He condemns all unilateral actions that, like the present one, threaten peace and undermine the two-State solution.
Settlement activities are illegal under international law and present an obstacle to peace.
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