Four UN Security Council member states called on Israel to end the construction of illegal Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.
Three countries of the European Union – France, Ireland, Estonia, and Norway – have appealed to Tel Aviv to end the lawlessness in Palestine.
A joint statement criticizing Tel Aviv’s politician was also supported by Albania, which will join the UN Security Council next year.
The statement calls on Israel to halt its plan to build more than 3,000 residential units in East Jerusalem and the West Bank of Jordan, including zones E1 and Givat HaMatos.
The authors of the statement noted that Jewish settlements are fundamentally illegal from the point of view of international law and impede the settlement of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict on the basis of the principle of “two states for two peoples.”
The member states of the UN Security Council also expressed serious concern over the decision of the Israeli Defense Ministry to include six Palestinian human rights organizations in the list of terrorist organizations.
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