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Anderson criticises new Israeli settlement plans

22 January, 2017 - by Martina Anderson MEP

Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has criticised Israeli plans to defy international law and build 600 more homes on illegal settlements on Palestinian land.  

Ms Anderson said; 

"New plans to build 600 new homes on illegal Israeli settlements in Palestine must be opposed. 

"These illegal settlements fly in the face of international law. The UN Security Council recently passed a resolution calling for a halt to all settlement building but Israel is clearly defying that with this move. 

"Not only is this illegal but it is also hampering efforts to reach a peaceful two-state solution in the region. 

"I have raised the issue of illegal Israeli settlements in the European Parliament and will continue to do so. 

"The international community has a duty to act to challenge this ongoing Israeli aggression and to support the people of Palestine."

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