Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the UN, United States

Timmermans condemns plans to build in East Jerusalem and the West Bank

Foreign minister Frans Timmermans has condemned Israel’s decision to invite tenders for the construction of 1,285 homes in East Jerusalem and on the West Bank of the river Jordan.

‘The construction of settlements in the Palestinian Territories violates international law and undermines the two-state solution, which would see Israel and a future Palestinian state coexist in peace and security. The Netherlands will continue to work towards a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians respecting the concerns and interests of both parties.’