United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process,
Mr. Nickolay Mladenov, on Israel's "Legalization bill"
Jerusalem, 6 December 2016
If adopted, it will have far reaching legal consequences for Israel, across the occupied West Bank and will greatly diminish the prospect of Arab-Israeli peace.
I encourage Israeli legislators to reconsider this move.
I reiterate that all settlement activities are illegal under international law and run counter to the Middle East Quartet position that settlements are one of the main obstacles to peace."