UN Secretary General urges Israel to halt troubling settlement activity in West Bank
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Monday urged Israel to halt and reverse what he described as troubling and alarming decisions on settlement activity in the occupied West Bank, a UN spokesperson said.
“The Secretary General reiterates that settlements are a flagrant violation of international law. They are a major obstacle to the realization of a viable two-State solution and a just, lasting and comprehensive peace,” deputy UN spokesperson Farhan Haq said in a statement.
“The expansion of these illegal settlements is a significant driver of tensions and violence and deepens humanitarian needs,” Haq said.