On Sunday, the UAE strongly condemned Israel's decision to allow the re-settlement of areas in the northern West Bank, and its bidding to build new settlement units in the occupied Palestinian territories.
In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation affirmed the UAE's rejection of all practices that violate international legitimacy resolutions, which threaten further escalation and instability in the region.
The ministry stressed the need to support all regional and international efforts to advance the peace process in the Middle East, as well as put an end to illegal practices that threaten the two-state solution, and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.
Earlier this March, the foreign ministry expressed Saudi Arabia's condemnation in the strongest terms of the decision taken by the Israeli authorities to allow the re-settlement of areas in the northern West Bank in the State of Palestine.
In March, the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, voted to repeal the "disengagement" law, which was enacted in 2005 and within the framework of which settlements were evacuated from the Gaza Strip and 4 settlements in the northern West Bank.