Advancing of the plans of settlement construction by Israel
(Statement by Press Secretary YOSHIDA Tomoyuki)
November 19, 2020
- On November 15th, the Government of Israel issued the settlement tender for about 1,200 housing units in East Jerusalem. The Government of Japan deeply deplores the continued settlement activities by the Government of Israel despite repeated calls from the international community including Japan for freezing such activities.
- Settlement activities are in violation of international law and Japan has called upon the Government of Israel time and again to fully freeze those activities. The Government of Japan once again strongly urges the Government of Israel to fully freeze its settlement activities including implementation of the construction plans that are undermining the viability of a two-state solution.