Published: 2023-03-25 15:05
Last Updated: 2023-06-07 10:11
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemned the Israeli Occupation authorities' bid to build over 1,000 new settlement units in the occupied Palestinian territories.
The official spokesperson for the ministry, Ambassador Sinan Al-Majali, said in a statement Saturday, that the settlements are a flagrant violation of international law, most notably the Security Council Resolution No. 2334.
Majali stressed that the settlement policy in its entirety represents a violation of international law and undermines the efforts conducted to achieve peace.
He added that the unilateral decisions carried out by Israeli Occupation such as building settlements, taking lands and displacing Palestinians are illegal, unacceptable and condemned practices that constitute a serious violation of international humanitarian law.
Notably, Israeli Occupation’s approval of building new settlement units contradicts what was agreed upon during the Aqaba and Sharm El-Sheikh meetings. The two meetings were attended by Jordan, the United States, Egypt, Palestinian Authority and Israeli Occupation to find ways to de-escalate the violence that had ensued between the two parties.
Joint statements announced that the Israeli Occupation agreed to a settlement freeze for a period of four to six months.