Japan FM calls on Israel to freeze settlement activities

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The Japanese Foreign Press Secretary, Norio Maruyama, in an official statement on Tuesday said that the government of Japan deeply deplores that the government of Israel has approved plans for the construction of housing units in settlements in the West Bank, thereby continuing its settlement activities, despite repeated calls from the international community including Japan for freezing such activities.

“Settlement activities are in violation of international law and Japan has repeatedly called upon the Government of Israel to fully freeze settlement activities,” statement said.

“The Government of Japan once again strongly urges the Government of Israel to desist from implementing its construction plans that are undermining the viability of a two-state solution,” statement added.