Japan condemns recent Israeli settlement plan in West Bank


RAMALLAH, November 6, 2016 (WAFA) – The Government of Japan deeply deplored Israel’s approval of plans for settlements in the West Bank.

A statement by Japan’s representative office in Palestine said the plans come despite repeated calls from the international community including Japan for freezing settlement activities.

“Settlement activities are in violation of international law and Japan has repeatedly called upon the Government of Israel to fully freeze settlement activities,” the statement said.

“The Government of Japan once again strongly urges the Government of Israel to desist from implementing its construction plans that are undermining the viability of a two-state solution.”