Russia voices concern over Israeli outposts
(MOSCOW) - Russia on Thursday joined the United States and the European Union in expressing concern over Israel's decision to legalise three settler outposts in West Bank.
"Moscow is treating this information with serious concern," the foreign ministry said in a statement, noting that the move in the occupied Palestinian territory "affects the chances" of new talks being held by the two sides.
An Israeli ministerial committee decided Tuesday to legalise three settler outposts which were established in the 1990s but did not have Israeli legal status.
They will join the 120 official settlements across the occupied West Bank that are home to more than 342,000 people.
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