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The Guardian view on Israeli settlements: still illegal | Editorial

One year ago   |   By The Guardian

The Trump administration's declaration cannot change international law. But it will be seen as a green light for expansion and annexation The secretary of state's announcement that the US no longer considers Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land to be illegal is appalling. It is also the dismal culmination of the Trump administration's record. Washington has done all it can to aid Israel's rightwing government, punish Palestinians and bury the two-state solution: moving its embassy to Jerusalem, ending funding to the UN Palestinian refugee agency, and recognising Israeli...
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