Iranian FM slams Israel's settlement construction

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Iran's Foreign Ministry has rebuked Israel's continued building of new settlements on the West Bank, urging to halt the construction works, local media reported Thursday. reports that, a Palestinian boy walks past graffiti painted on Israel's controversial separation barrier in the Aida refugee camp situated inside the West Bank town of Bethlehem, on February 12, 2016.

The ministry's spokesman Bahram Qassemi labeled Israel’s actions as inconsistent with the international law and called on the international community to interfere.

In December 2016, the UN Security Council passed a resolution calling on Israel to immediately cease all settlement activities in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, with which Israel has so far refused to comply.

Earlier this week, Israel approved the construction of another 2,500 housing units in the areas disputed by Palestine.

2017.01.26 / 22:14
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