Alistair Burt, Minister of State for the Middle East at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, has said that he is concerned at the Israeli Government’s decision with regards to a planned settlement. The Israeli Cabinet agreed the housing project earlier this week in defiance of international concern.
In a statement he said:
“The UK strongly condemns the Israeli government’s decision to ‘legalise’ the Netiv Ha’avot outpost in the West Bank. The international community has repeatedly stated that settlements are illegal under international law and undermine the physical viability of the two-state solution”.