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Le Secrétaire général s'inquiète de l'annonce faite par Israël, déclarant comme "propriétés de l’Etat " 1000 hectares dans la région de Bethléem – Déclaration du porte-parole du Secrétaire General. Français

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Source: Secretary-General
Department of Public Information (DPI)
1 September 2014


Secretary-General
SG/SM/16114
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

SECRETARY-GENERAL VOICES ALARM OVER WEST BANK LAND SEIZURE, CALLS ON ISRAEL


TO ABIDE BY INTERNATIONAL LAW, QUARTET ROAD MAP COMMITMENTS


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General is alarmed by yesterday’s announcement by Israeli authorities to declare as so-called "State land" nearly 1,000 acres of land in the Bethlehem area of the West Bank.

The seizure of such a large swathe of land risks paving the way for further settlement activity, which — as the United Nations has reiterated on many occasions — is illegal under international law and runs totally counter to the pursuit of a two-State solution.

The Secretary-General calls on Israel to heed the calls of the international community to refrain from settlement activity and abide by its commitments under international law and the Quartet Road Map.


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