Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, has criticised the Israeli Government for its advancement on the West Bank. The European Union has also criticised the Israeli policy of building homes in the area and added that it risked the future of the peace process.
In a statement Johnson said:
“The UK strongly condemns the advancement by the Israeli authorities of plans, tenders and permits for thousands of settlement units across the West Bank.
We are particularly concerned by the approval of settlement construction permits in Hebron for the first time in 15 years. Settlements are illegal under international law and undermine both the physical viability of the two-state solution and perceptions of Israel’s commitment to it”.