UK condemns Israel’s new settlement plans in West Bank


United Kingdom has condemned Israel's announcement of plans to construct over 2,100 settlement units across the West Bank.

In a statement, UK Minister for Middle East Alistair Burt said that these settlements are illegal under international law and remained one of the obstacles to a viable solution of the Palestine issue.

He called on Israel to halt such counterproductive action, and to de-escalate current tensions and create the right environment for a just and lasting peace.

Source: Radio Pakistan