TheJakartaPost

Please Update your browser

Your browser is out of date, and may not be compatible with our website. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below.
Just click on the icons to get to the download page.

Jakarta Post

Indonesia opposes US decision on Israeli settlements

  • Dian Septiari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, November 20 2019   /  12:09 am
Prolonged occupation: The Israeli settlement of Givat Zeev, near the Palestinian city of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, as seen on Tuesday.(AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)(AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)

Prolonged occupation: The Israeli settlement of Givat Zeev, near the Palestinian city of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, as seen on Tuesday.(AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)Indonesia has voiced strong opposition to the United States’ declaration Monday that it would no longer consider Israeli settlements in Palestine illegal.Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi said Tuesday that Indonesia was “very concerned” with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s statement that Washington believed the building of Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory was “not inconsistent with international law”."Calling the establishment of civilian settlements inconsistent with international law hasn't worked. It hasn't advanced the cause of peace," Pompeo was quoted by AFP as saying.The announcement is a victory for Israel’s right wing establishment, which has seen waning support with incumbent leader Benj...