US says Jewish settlements in West Bank no longer ‘illegal’

The Jewish News, November 19, 2019

A spokeswoman for British Zionist organisation Yachad, which is currently leading a fact-finding trip to Israel and the West Bank, reiterated that point.

“This week we have been learning about the reality of occupation and the impact of settlements on both Palestinians and Israelis,” she said.

“No declaration by the Trump administration will change the fact that settlement expansion weakens Israel’s security by making peace harder to achieve. Settlements are built on occupied Palestinian territory. They violate international law and pose a serious obstacle to peace.”

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