Press release

Foreign Office statement on construction in the West Bank: 13 May 2022

A Foreign Office statement on the construction of settlements in the occupied West Bank.

A Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office spokesperson said:

The UK is concerned by the Government of Israel’s decision to advance the construction of over 4000 new settlement buildings across the occupied West Bank. The UK’s position is that settlements are illegal under international law. We urge Israel to reverse this decision.


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Published 13 May 2022