Advancing of the plans of settlement construction by Israel(Statement by Press Secretary YOSHIDA Tomoyuki)
January 22, 2021
- On January 18th, the Government of Israel has approved plans for the construction of about 800 housing units in settlements in the West Bank. The Government of Japan remains deeply concerned by and deeply deplores the continued settlement activities by the Government of Israel despite repeated calls from Japan and the international community for freezing such activities.
- Settlement activities are in violation of international law and undermine the viability of a two-state solution The Government of Japan strongly urges the Government of Israel to reverse the above mentioned decisions and fully freeze its settlement activities.