European countries ‘deeply concerned’ over Israeli settlement construction
tranthuy02 17-10-2020, 16:50


European countries ‘deeply concerned’ over Israeli settlement construction


Israel’s Efrat resettlement in Bethlehem city, the West Bank on October 142020 (Photo: AFP/VNA)



According to the joint statement signed by France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy and Spain, the expansion of settlements violates international law and further imperils the viability of a two-state solution to bring about a just and lasting peace to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Israel’s approval of the construction on Wednesday came just weeks after the country signed normalization agreements with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.