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UK, EU condemn huge illegal Zionist settlement plans in occupied West Bank

The British government and the European Union have condemned the Zionist entity’s recent approval of plans for the construction of hundreds of new housing units in the occupied West Bank irrespective of the international outcry against the Tel Aviv regime’s land expropriation and illegal settlement expansion policies in the occupied Palestinian territories.

According to Press TV, British Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa, Alistair Burt, called on the illegal Zionist entity “to halt such counter-productive action” and encouraged “all parties to commit to further efforts to de-escalate current tensions and create the right environment for a just and lasting peace.”

“Settlements are illegal under international law and remain one of the obstacles to a viable two state solution,” Burt said in a statement.

The Europe Union also censured the Israeli regime over the illegal settlement construction approvals.

“If implemented, these plans would further jeopardize the prospect of a contiguous and viable future Palestinian state,” a spokesperson said in a statement.

Also on Friday, Turkey condemned Israeli regime’s endorsement of new housing units in the occupied West Bank.

“We strongly condemn the approval by Israel (Zionist entity) to build over 2,000 additional units in the West Bank, which is under Israeli occupation,” the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement.