UK slams Israeli approved “illegal” settlements in West Bank

The UK on Thursday strongly condemned Israel’s adoption of plans to build “illegal” settlements in the occupied West Bank.

“We call on Israel to reconsider these proposals,” Foreign Office Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt said in a statement.

Burt went on to stress that “settlements are illegal under international law and undermine the physical viability of the two-state solution.” According to media reports, Israeli authorities on Wednesday approved plans to build 250 new settlement units in the West Bank and more in the future

Source: Kuwait News Agency