Washington declares its support for the construction of settlements and the Palestinian presidency condemns[/rtl]
[rtl]Date: 2019/11/18 23:09 • 13 times read[/rtl]
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States no longer considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank to be contrary to international law.
In remarks as a clear departure from the administration of US President Donald Trump on the position of his predecessor, Barack Obama, on the issue of Israeli settlements, Pompeo added that the final status of the West Bank must be determined through negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians.
The minister said that the United States had merely reviewed a legal case, and that Washington had no intention of sending any message on the issue of settlements.
The Palestinian presidency condemned and rejected the US decision