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Palestine Slams US Rethink on Israeli Settlements, Israel Welcomes

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Mon, 18 Nov 2019 20:44 GMT

The Palestinian Authority on Monday slammed a U.S. announcement on Monday, November 18th, that Washington no longer considers Israel’s Jewish settlements inconsistent with the International Law, AFP reported.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters on Monday that the U.S. administration will no longer abide by a 1978 State Department legal opinion that the settlements were "inconsistent with international law," as this has not served peacemaking, he told reporters at the State Department.

Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu  welcomed the announcement and said the U.S. policy shift "rights a historical wrong". 

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