UN: Israel 🇮🇱 settlements big hurdle 💪🏻 to two-state solution

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Antonio Guterres, secretary-general of the United Nations, has lashed out at Israel's 🇮🇱 illegal settlement activity, calling it a "major obstacle" to achieving a two-state solution and peace with the Palestinians.

"There is no plan B to the two-state solution," he said on Tuesday after meeting Palestinian 🇵🇸 Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah in the West Bank city of Ramallah.

His remarks came a day after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to never uproot any West Bank settlement - just days after a White House envoy was in the region trying to restart peace talks with the Palestinians.

"We believe that settlement activity is illegal in the international law and it's an obstacle for peace, we are obviously in a disagreement of what was said," Guterres told Al Jazeera's Harry Fawcett at the press conference.

The Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah expressed frustration that the US 🇺🇸 peace team was taking too long to answer questions on where it stands regarding Israeli settlements and the two-state solution.

To read full article on Al Jazeera - http://v.duta.us/NPRnbgAA

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