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UK ‘seriously concerned’ by Israeli expansion of West Bank homes

Britain expresses serious concern over Israeli plans to expand settlements in the West Bank, saying the construction of 780 new homes could threaten future peace negotiations.

The inclusion of areas “deep within the West Bank” within the construction plans “could threaten future peace negotiations,” a spokesperson for the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office says.

“Settlements are illegal under international law and risk undermining the physical viability of the two-state solution. We call for the construction of these in East Jerusalem and elsewhere in the West Bank to cease immediately.”

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