Statement by Tánaiste on Israeli Settlements Policy
Statement20 November 2019
Ireland’s position on Israeli settlements remains clear and unchanged. Israeli settlements are illegal under international law, notably the Fourth Geneva Convention. This is also the EU position.
The views of the international community on settlements have been comprehensively expressed on multiple occasions, including in UN Security Council Resolution 2334 of 2016.
Not only are settlements illegal, but they actively undermine the prospects for a two-state solution. Ireland remains steadfast in its support for a comprehensive two-state solution which is in the best interest of the Palestinian and Israeli peoples.