World condemns US acceptance of Israeli settlements in West Bank

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Liberation Organization have called on the international community to condemn the US validation of Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

The Palestines called the US decision illegal and a threat to global peace and security, adding that the US has lost its prestige in peacekeeping work.

Arab Parliament Speaker Fahm Al-Salami said US acceptance of the settlements violates international law and UN General Assembly and the UN Security Council resolutions.

Turkey and Jordan warned that the US decision will cause serious damage to peacekeeping efforts. Arab countries said Israeli settlements in Palestine have destroyed the prospect of a two-state solution and greatly reduced the chance of reaching a comprehensive peace.

Source: VOV5