Statement on the adoption of the Land Regularisation Law by the Knesset
Foreign Minister Soini:
I strongly disapprove the recent passing of the Land Regularisation Law by the Israeli Knesset, deemed unconstitutional by the Israeli Attorney General. The Israeli law aims to legalise the appropriation of private Palestinian land and it may allow for retroactive "legalisation" of Israeli settlements in the occupied territory. This endangers the two-state solution and runs contrary to Israel’s long term interests. Israeli settlements are illegal under international law and constitute an obstacle to peace.
I call on Israel to refrain from implementing the law, and to demonstrate through actions and policy its continued commitment to the two-state solution.