UK ‘seriously concerned’ by Israeli approval of new West Bank homes

Foreign Office statement says settlement move, which comes ahead of Biden inauguration in the US, ‘could threaten future peace negotiations’

New apartments buildings under construction in the Beit El settlement in the West Bank with the Palestinian city of Ramallah in the background, October 13, 2020. (Menahem Kahana/AFP)

Britain on Monday expressed serious concern over Israeli plans to expand settlements in the West Bank, warning that the construction of 780 new homes could threaten future peace negotiations.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government on Sunday approved the construction of the new homes, the Civil Administration said.

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