Kuwait News Agency (kuna)
June 2, 2008 - 3:56pm

Britain said Monday it considers that Israeli settlement building anywhere in the Occupied Palestinian Territories is illegal under international law.
In a brief statement, the Foreign Office in London said "This includes settlements in both East Jerusalem and the West Bank". "The Roadmap was clear that Israel should freeze all settlement activity, including the so-called natural growth of existing settlements, and dismantle all outposts erected since March 2001", the statement pointed out.
"This has been the UKs consistent position and it will continue to raise this with the Israeli government", it added.
The Foreign Office was commenting in the context of reports of plans for further Israeli settlement building in the West Bank, around Jerusalem.


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