14:37 - March 07, 2020
News ID: 3470849
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Russia strongly condemned Israel’s plans to build new settlements in the occupied West Bank.


At a news conference in Moscow on Friday, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Israel’s plans for new settlements “clearly” violate international law.

“The plans [for new settlements in the occupied West Bank] … clearly contradict the international legal basis for the Israeli-Palestinian settlement. Their implementation will make impossible the territorial continuity of this zone, which is an essential condition for the viability of a future Palestinian state,” she said.

Zakharova called the construction work on occupied Palestinian territory “one of the main obstacles” for relaunching direct Israeli-Palestinian talks and stressed that Israel’s actions have no legal basis.

“The establishment of settlements by Israel in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem (al-Quds), has no legal force, and is a violation of international law,” she said.




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