United Nations: Israeli settlements illegal

New York, SANA- The United Nations has reiterated that Israeli settlements built on occupied Palestinian territory  are illegal under international law.

“We express concern about the Israeli authorities’ announcement of new settlement units and the continued expansion of settlements in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem. I repeat that all settlements are illegal under international law,” Wafa News Agency quoted the UN Envoy to the Middle East, Tor Wennesland, as saying in a statement issued after the Israeli occupation announced a scheme to establish 1,355 new settlement units in the West Bank.

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