“I condemn as we speak’s choice by Israeli authorities to advance plans for over 4,000 housing models in settlements within the occupied West Financial institution,” Tor Wennesland, UN Particular Coordinator for the Center East Peace Course of, stated in a press release.
Israel’s Greater Planning Council, which accepted the transfer, additionally retroactively legalized two outposts: Mitzpeh Dani and Givat Oz VeGaon, in line with media experiences.
Entrenching the occupation
The UN works for the creation of an impartial State of Palestine dwelling side-by-side in peace with the State of Israel.
As Particular Coordinator, Mr. Wennesland leads political and diplomatic engagement in the direction of a complete answer to the Israeli-Palestinian battle.
In condemning the choice, he acknowledged that “continued settlement growth additional entrenches the occupation, encroaches upon Palestinian land and pure assets, and hampers the free motion of the Palestinian inhabitants.”
The envoy reiterated that each one settlements are unlawful underneath worldwide legislation and represent a serious impediment to peace.
“I urge the Israeli authorities to stop the development of all settlement exercise and chorus from such unilateral and provocative actions that gasoline instability and undermine the prospects for establishing a viable and contiguous Palestinian State as a part of a negotiated two-State answer on the idea of related UN resolutions, worldwide legislation and bilateral agreements.”