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US Recognises West Bank Settlements

Photo Source: Associated Press By Naveed Qazi | Editor, Globe UpFront T o flare up more tensions in the Middle East, United States has said that West Bank settlements are not inconsistent with international law. In November 2019, Mike Pompeo told reporters that the Trump administration believes any legal questions about settlements should be settled by Israeli courts, and that declaring them as an infringement of international law, hinders a negotiation for any peace deal. President Trump has retracted many of the decisions on Israel-Palestinian conflict, since he took over office, which has resulted in more torment for the Palestinian leadership. Infact, talks between Israel and Palestine have been broken down since 2014. The reason why United States calls West Bank settlements legal is because the political and diplomatic actors believe that the political mantle exhibited before hasn’t helped the cause of peace. But, in reality, it embraces the hardline Israeli view,

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