Wed 08-02-2017 14:50 PM

Japan condemns Israel for adopting Regulation Bill on settlements

TOKYO, 8th February, 2017 (WAM) -- The Government of Japan today announced that it deeply deplored the Israeli parliament for adopting the Regulation Bill regarding settlements.

A statement from the Foreign Ministry in Tokyo said that settlement activities are in violation of international law and the Government of Japan has repeatedly called upon the Government of Israel to fully freeze settlement activities.

"The Government of Japan strongly urges the Israeli government to refrain from implementing the law and desist from unilateral actions that are undermining the viability of a two-state solution," the statement said.