Shtayyeh: Pompeo's remarks are a mockery of international law and support for Netanyahu at the last minute
The Prime Minister Dr.Shtayyeh: "We reject and denounce the statements of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that settlement does not violate international law, which is a mockery of international law and international resolutions that explicitly criminalize settlement, and prohibit the transfer of population to the occupied territory."
Shtayyeh added:”The Trump administration's bias towards Israel's most extreme currents blinds it to seeing the basic principles of international law, let alone the international consensus to reject and criminalize settlements, an attempt to support Netanyahu in the last minute of the competition for the post of prime minister."
The Prime Minister continued: "Israeli settlements are illegal, constitute war crimes against land and people and constitute an impediment to the establishment of the State of Palestine. On the 1967 borders with Jerusalem as its capital. "