Palestinian anger at US decision over West Bank settlements

Palestinians have condemned a decision by the US to abandon its position that Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank are inconsistent with international law. Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said it threatened to replace international law with the “law of the jungle,” but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the US move, saying it “rights a historical wrong”.

Al-Shabaka Board President Nadia Hijab speaks with BBC World and says that the Trump administration’s policy shift on Israeli settlements puts European countries on the spot to come out with a more forceful position on the occupied Palestinian territories.

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