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Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on new Israeli plans

Slovenia is deeply concerned about the Israeli plans to expand their settlements in the West Bank, including in East Jerusalem, and to develop the E1 area. If implemented, this decision would seriously damage the prospect of resolving the issue through negotiation and establishing the state of Palestine, and Jerusalem as the capital of both states.

Slovenia reiterates that any construction, enlargement and settlement activity in the occupied Palestinian Territories is illegal and runs against international law.

We urge the Israeli side to abstain from any step that would undermine the prospect of a two-state solution.