In this regard, Spain condemns the announcement made by the Israeli authorities, on 5 February, authorising the construction of 558 new homes in East Jerusalem, in the Israeli settlements of Har Homa, Neve Yaakov and Pisgat Zeev.
Spain would remind the authorities that all settlements are illegal under international law and considers that, given the current situation, these announcements constitute a major obstacle to the peace talks. Furthermore, Spain warns that the continued colonisation of East Jerusalem could endanger the territorial contiguity of the future State of Palestine and thus the viability of the two-State solution.
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