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Japan denounces Israel’s continued settlements construction

08 Nov 2019
A Bedouin shepherd walks with his herd of sheep in front of Israel's controversial separation barrier, with the Jewish settlement of Shegev seen in the background, on the outskirts of the Palestinian village of Dora, near Hebron. (AFP file)
A Bedouin shepherd walks with his herd of sheep in front of Israel's controversial separation barrier, with the Jewish settlement of Shegev seen in the background, on the outskirts of the Palestinian village of Dora, near Hebron. (AFP file)
Updated 10 Nov 2019
08 Nov 2019

Tokyo

The Japanese government on Friday deplored deeply the continued settlement activities by Israel despite repeated calls from the international community including Japan for freezing such activities.

A statement by the Foreign Ministry in Tokyo said settlement activities are in violation of international laws and Japan has repeatedly called upon the government of Israel to fully freeze those activities.

“The government of Japan once again strongly urges the government of Israel to fully freeze its settlement activities including implementation of the construction plans that are undermining the viability of a two-state solution,” said the statement.

Israel has approved plans for the construction of about 2,300 housing units in settlements in the West Bank on October 2.

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