Statement by Minister Flanagan on the Legalisation Bill passed by the Knesset7/2/17
Statement by Minister Flanagan on the Legalisation Bill passed by the Knesset
"I am deeply disappointed by the decision of Israeli legislators to pass the so-called Legalisation Bill on settlements in the West Bank.
"This represents a further serious setback for the Middle East Peace Process. It has been widely criticised both internationally and by many in Israel.
"It is a deepening of the settlements and a flagrant violation of international law.
"I am calling on the Israeli government to recognise the damaging consequences of this course of action and to take a clear decision not to implement the new law.
"Once again, I am calling for an end to all settlement construction.
"Ireland remains steadfast in its support for a comprehensive two state solution which protects the future of both the Palestinian and Israeli peoples."
07 February 2017