Foreign Ministry Welcomes UN Security Council Resolution Condemning Israeli Settlements
December 24, 2016
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs today commended United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 condemning the construction of Israeli settlements and demanding a halt of Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian territory.
In a statement, the Foreign Ministry said that the UN resolution confirms beyond any doubt that Israeli settlements on Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, have "no legal validity".
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia hoped that the UN resolution will contribute to reviving the peace process in the region on the basis of relevant UN resolutions and Arab Peace Initiative, which will result in the establishment of an independent Palestinian State with East Jerusalem as its capital.