West Bank, ALRAY - United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, condemned the advancement of Israeli settlements, stressing that it’s a flagrant violation of international law.
He said in a statement Wednesday that by advancing the effective annexation of the West Bank, it undermines the chances for establishing a Palestinian state based on relevant UN resolutions, as part of a negotiated two-state solution.
He stressed the importance of ceasing the settlement process immediately and completely.
Israeli occupation authorities approved over the past two days the advancement of some 2,400 housing units in settlements in Area C of the occupied West Bank.
Settlements construction in occupied West Bank, Jerusalem, and Golan heights contradicts international norms and the UN charter. Despite the international decisions against the settlements' projects, calling for dismantling them, Israeli occupation authorities turn cold shoulders.
The UN decision no. 2334 , issued on December,2016, was the recent demand of the UN security to cease the settlement process immediately and completely in West Bank and occupied Jerusalem.
Human rights Palestinian and Israeli organizations stated that Israeli government restrictes the Palestinian building in C area, and demolishes many Palestinian buildings under the pretext of being unlicensed.
However, C area witnessed speed process of settlements construction in the recent days.