Minister for the Middle East statement on plans to construct a new settlement in the West Bank

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

October 5
11:42 2016

Foreign Office Minister, Tobias Ellwood, said:

We condemn the recent announcement of plans to construct a new settlement near Shilo. This is the latest example of a series of worrying new settlement announcements in recent months.

Settlements are illegal under international law. As underlined in the July report of the Middle East Quartet, settlement activity undermines trust and makes a two state solution much harder to achieve.

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