BERLIN, Nov 19 (KUNA) -- Germany reiterated on Tuesday its condemnation of the construction of Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories.
Building such settlements violates the international law, hinders the peace process in the Middle East, and adds obstacles on the two-state solution, German foreign ministry said in a statement.
The German statement was made after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said recently that the Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories do not violate the international law.
It indicated that UNSC resolution 2334 considers Israel's construction of settlements as a violation to the international law, adding the German government will continue to work with European partners on finding a solution for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
Pompeo announced on Monday that the Trump Administration is reversing the previous administration's approach towards Israeli settlements.
"After carefully studying all sides of the legal debate, this administration agrees... the establishment of Israeli civilian settlements in the West Bank is not, per se, inconsistent with international law," Pompeo told the press. (end)