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Press Release Regarding Israel's Decision To Construct Of New Settlement Units In The West Bank And East Jerusalem , 06.06.2014

No: 186, 6 June 2014

We condemn Israel's decision to construct new illegal settlement units in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem.

It is not possible to accept Israel’s settlement activities, which clearly constitute a violation of the international law and are detrimental to the two-state peace perspective.

At a time when an important step has been taken with the establishment of a national unity government in Palestine towards the achievement of Palestinian unity, which is essential for reaching a just and viable peace in the region, Israel's persistence in developing new settlements on the Palestinian territory raises questions as to its sincerity on achieving a just and lasting peace.

Israel must at once put an end to this practice which it continues insistently despite all the warnings from the international community.