Vietnam concerned about Israel’s expansion of resettlement areas in West Bank

VOV.VN - The country has shown concern about Israel's continuous expansion of resettlement areas in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, saying that the activity goes against international law and weaken the prospect of the two-state solution.

Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN expressed the concern during a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) meeting in New York on November 9 (Hanoi time).

During the meeting, Lynn Hastings, Deputy Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process briefed participants on Israel’s recent announcements on the approval of plans to build more than 3,000 resettlement homes in the West Bank and its decision to list six Palestinian non-governmental organisations as terror entities.

The Vietnamese diplomat underlined Vietnam’s stance of opposing terror activities in any form, emphasizing that the labeling of an organisation as a terror entity should be based on clear and convincing evidence, as the decision will greatly affect not only the organisation but all of its staff and relevant Palestinian communities.

Quy also called on Israel to restrain, not to use excessive force, and take a range of measures to prevent violence caused by Israeli settlers that leads to growing casualties.