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International action needed to deal with illegal Israeli settlements - Sheehan

19 October, 2017 - by Pat Sheehan

Sinn Féin MLA Pat Sheehan has said international action is needed to deal with illegal Israeli settlements on Palestinian land. 

Pat Sheehan said: 

"These illegal Israeli settlements built on Palestinian land are a clear breach of international law. 

"They have been allowed to continue with near-impunity for years now with little or no sanction from the international community. 

"Not only do they deprive Palestinian families of their homes and land, they also place a great strain on efforts to reach a lasting and just resolution in the region, as the EU pointed out this week. 

'While this report from the EU is welcome, it needs to be followed by action from the EU and the international community to tackle these illegal settlements."

“The international community, and the EU in particular, need to stand by the Palestinian people and act on these continuing breaches of international law.” 

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