Israel’s decision to authorize the construction of a new settlement with an additional 98 housing units near the illegal Israeli settlement of “Shvut Rachel” to serve as another illegal alternative to the illegal colonial installation of Amona, affirms Israel’s resolve to destroy the two-state solution.

Our position is clear and in line with international law: all Israeli settlements in the occupied State of Palestine are illegal and undermine the prospects of a negotiated two-state solution and the establishment of an independent and sovereign State of Palestine. Day by day the right-wing extremist Israeli government’s real intentions are unraveled by Israel’s lack of respect for international law.

Israel continues to impede international efforts to achieve peace in Palestine and the region amidst the complete inaction by the international community to hold Israel accountable for the crimes it continues to commit against the land and people of Palestine.

Concrete measures and actions against all Israeli settlement activities should be taken in accordance with international law and United Nations resolutions.