Minister for Middle East Condemns new West Bank settlement plans
News 15 Jan 2018

Minister for Middle East Condemns new West Bank settlement plans

Minister for the Middle East, Alistair Burt, condemned the advancement of plans by the Israeli Authorities (10 January) for 1,122 settlement units across the West Bank.

Foreign Office minister Alistair Burt said:

The UK strongly condemns the advancement by the Israeli authorities of plans and tenders for settlement units across the West Bank. We call on Israel to reconsider these proposals. Settlements are illegal under international law and undermine the physical viability of the two-state solution.