Norway deplores decision to build new settlements in the West Bank
Last updated: 11/06/2012 //
“Norway deplores the Israeli Government’s decision to build 851 new housing units in settlements in the West Bank. The construction and expansion of settlements on occupied land are a violation of international law. Israel is threatening the basis for a two-state solution by acting unilaterally,” said Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre.
”It is unfortunate that the expansion of settlements continues despite the strong reactions from the international community over a number of years. I urge the Israeli authorities to reverse their decision to build these housing units,” said Mr Støre.