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UN / ISRAEL SETTLEMENTS

The Secretary-General “was deeply troubled by the decision by the Israeli Government to amend settlement planning procedures,” a spokesperson informed. UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / ISRAEL SETTLEMENTS
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SOURCE: UNIFEED
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LANGUAGES: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 20 JUNE 2023, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations Headquarters

20 JUNE 2023, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, spokesperson Farhan Haq at the podium
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“A statement we issued yesterday said that the Secretary-General was deeply troubled by the decision by the Israeli Government to amend settlement planning procedures. He was also deeply alarmed by the anticipated advancement next week of over 4,000 settlement housing units by Israeli planning authorities.”
4. Close up, journalist asking question
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The Secretary-General reiterates that settlements are a flagrant violation of international law. They are a major obstacle to the realization of a viable two-State solution and a just, lasting and comprehensive peace.”
6. Close up, journalist asking question
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The Secretary-General urges the Government of Israel to halt and reverse such decisions and to immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and to fully respect its legal obligations in that regard. He further calls for concrete steps to be taken to implement the commitments made in the Joint Communiqués in Aqaba and Sharm al-Sheik.”
8. Wide shot, briefing room

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The Secretary-General “was deeply troubled by the decision by the Israeli Government to amend settlement planning procedures,” a spokesperson informed. UNIFEED

Briefing journalists in New York on Tuesday (20 June), the Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, Farhan Haq, said that the Secretary-General, António Guterres, “was also deeply alarmed” by the anticipated advancement next week of over 4,000 settlement housing units by Israeli planning authorities.

According to him, “The Secretary-General reiterates that settlements are a flagrant violation of international law. They are a major obstacle to the realization of a viable two-State solution and a just, lasting and comprehensive peace.”

He also said that the Secretary-General “urges the Government of Israel to halt and reverse such decisions and to immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and to fully respect its legal obligations in that regard.”

Haq noted that the Secretary-General called the for concrete steps to be taken to implement the commitments made in the Joint Communiqués in Aqaba and Sharm al-Sheik.

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