“I condemn today’s decision by the Israeli authorities to push ahead with plans to build more than 4,000 housing units in occupied West Bank settlements,” said Tor Wennesland, UN Special Coordinator on the Middle East Peace Process, said in statement.
According to media reports, Israel’s High Planning Council, which approved the move, has also retroactively legalized two outposts: Mitzpeh Dani and Givat Oz VeGaon.
The UN works to establish an independent Palestinian State, parallel in peace with the State of Israel.
As Special Coordinator, Mr. Wennesland leads political and diplomatic engagements towards a comprehensive solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
In condemning the decision, he stated that “settled expansion continues to entail occupation, encroachment on Palestinian lands and natural resources, and impedes the free movement of Palestinians.” Palestinian people.”
The angel repeated that all settlements are illegal under international law and constitutes a great obstacle to peace.
“I call on the Israeli authorities to cease promoting all activities of mediation and refrain from unilateral and provocative actions that cause instability and undermine the prospects for the establishment of a contiguous and capable Palestinian State. implemented as part of a negotiated two-State solution on the basis of relevant United Nations resolutions, international law and bilateral agreements. ”