Jordan condemns Israeli bill legalizing settlement outpost on Palestinian territory

Jordan condemns Israeli bill legalizing settlement outpost on Palestinian territory
The minister said that Israel’s settlement construction policy in occupied Palestinian territory is a unilateral and illegitimate policy. (File/AFP)
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Updated 18 December 2020

Jordan condemns Israeli bill legalizing settlement outpost on Palestinian territory

Jordan condemns Israeli bill legalizing settlement outpost on Palestinian territory

Jordan condemned an Israeli Knesset's bill legalizing illegal settlement outposts built across the Israeli-occupied West Bank, state news agency Petra reported.

The Foreign Ministry called the move is a “flagrant and gross” breach of international law and international legitimacy resolutions, the agency said on Thursday.

The Israeli settlement outposts are neither legitimate nor legal, and are built on private Palestinian territory, said spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Daifallah Al-Fayez.

The minister said that Israel’s settlement construction policy in occupied Palestinian territory, which includes the construction of new settlements, expanding existing ones, confiscation of lands and eviction of Palestinians, is a “unilateral and illegitimate policy.”

Al-Fayez also emphasized that such policy violates international law and undermines peace foundations, efforts to resolve the conflict and achieve just and comprehensive peace and any prospects for the two-state solution based on international legitimacy resolutions.

He called on the international community to pressure Israel to stop its settlement construction policy.