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Arab League to Meet Monday over US Stance on Israeli Settlements

Arab League to Meet Monday over US Stance on Israeli Settlements

Wednesday, 20 November, 2019 - 19:00
A fence is seen at the Jewish settlement of Kiryat Arba in Hebron, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank November 19, 2019. (Reuters)

The Arab League will hold an emergency meeting of foreign ministers on Monday to discuss Washington’s change of position on Israeli settlements in the West Bank, Egypt’s state news agency MENA said on Wednesday.


US President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday abandoned the United States’ four-decade position that the settlements were “inconsistent with international law”.


The position puts the United States at odds with virtually all countries and UN Security Council resolutions.


Palestinians argued the US stance flouted international law. The international community views the transfer of any country’s civilians to occupied land as illegal under the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949 and UN Security Council resolutions.


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