Foreign and Commonwealth Office – 2020 Press Release on Housing in West Bank

Below is a press release issued by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 07/01/2020.

Minister for the Middle East and North Africa Dr Andrew Murrison calls on Israel to halt settlement expansion immediately.

Commenting on Israel’s announcement of plans for new housing units across the West Bank, Dr Andrew Murrison, Minister for the Middle East and North Africa, said:

“The UK condemns the Israeli government’s advancement of yet more plans for over 1,900 housing units across the West Bank.

It is the UK’s longstanding position that settlements are illegal under international law and undermine the viability of the two-state solution.

We call on Israel to halt settlement expansion immediately.”