UN senior official says Israeli settlements violate int'l law

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BEIRUT, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- A UN senior official said on Monday that Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories constitute a flagrant violation of the international law.

The remarks were made by Rola Dashti, executive secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), during a celebration of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People at the ESCWA's headquarters in Beirut, according to Elnashra, an online independent newspaper.

Dashti also voiced commitment to safeguarding the rights of Palestinian people, Elnashra said.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced earlier this month that Washington will no longer abide by a 1978 State Department legal opinion that the Israeli settlements are "inconsistent with international law." Enditem

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