Canada says very worried by Israel's move to legalize settlements

By REUTERS
February 9, 2017 13:06

 
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Canada is very concerned by Israel's move to legalize thousands of settler homes on Palestinian land in the West Bank, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Wednesday.

The Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, which took power in late 2015, is more prepared to criticize Israel than the former Conservative administration, which adopted a resolutely pro-Israel policy.

The Knesset on Monday approved a law retroactively legalizing homes built on privately owned Palestinian land. The move generated broad international condemnation.

"Canada is very concerned ... and we want to underline that this expansion of settlements is illegal under international law," Freeland told reporters on a conference call.

Canada is calling on all parties not to make unilateral moves which could have a negative effect, she added.


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