Dubai – Masaader News
After careful studying to all sides of the legal debate,” Mr Pompeo, US Secretary of State, said that “the United States has concluded that “the establishment of Israeli civilian settlements in the West Bank is not, per se, inconsistent with international law”, according to BBC.
“Calling the establishment of civilian settlements inconsistent with international law hasn’t worked. It hasn’t advanced the cause of peace,” he added.
US has shifted its position on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, no longer viewing them as inconsistent with international law.
Settlements are communities established by Israel on land occupied in the 1967 Middle East war.
They have long been a source of dispute between Israel and the international community, and the Palestinians.