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19 Nov 2019

Israel PM Netanyahu thanks Trump for Israeli settlements decision

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has travelled to the West Bank to celebrate after the Trump administration declared that Israeli settlements there are not a violation of international law.

Though it may also have boosted his chances of forming another government, after two elections produced a political stalemate.

Israel captured the West Bank from Jordan in the 1967 war.

Both the UN and the European Union consider all settlement activity there as illegal –  though Israel has always disputed this.