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Statement by Minister Flanagan on the Legalisation Bill passed by the Knesset

Minister Charles Flanagan, Press Releases, Middle East and North Africa, 2017

 

Statement by Minister Flanagan on the Legalisation Bill passed by the Knesset

"I am deeply disappointed by the decision of Israeli legislators to pass the so-called Legalisation Bill on settlements in the West Bank.

"This represents a further serious setback for the Middle East Peace Process.  It has been widely criticised both internationally and by many in Israel.

"It is a deepening of the settlements and a flagrant violation of international law.

"I am calling on the Israeli government to recognise the damaging consequences of this course of action and to take a clear decision not to implement the new law.

"Once again, I am calling for an end to all settlement construction.

"Ireland remains steadfast in its support for a comprehensive two state solution which protects the future of both the Palestinian and Israeli peoples."

 

ENDS 

Press Office

07 February 2017