Minister for the Middle East Tobias statement on Israel's Land Regularisation Bill
7 February 2017
Minister for the Middle East Tobias Ellwood statement on Israeli's Land Regularisation Bill being passed through the Israeli Parliament, the Knesset.
"It is of great concern that the bill paves the way for significant growth in settlements deep in the West Bank, threatening the viability of the two-state solution.
As a longstanding friend of Israel, I condemn the passing of the Land Regularisation Bill by the Knesset, which damages Israel’s standing with its international partners.
We reiterate our support for a two-state solution leading to a secure Israel that is safe from terrorism, and a contiguous, viable and sovereign Palestinian state."