A Foreign, Commonwealth & Development spokesperson said:
The UK is deeply concerned by the Government of Israel’s decision to advance the construction of 540 new buildings in the existing settlement of Har Homa, in southern Jerusalem. This follows the announcement on 15 November to advance 1,257 settlement units in Givat HaMatos.
The UK’s position on Israeli settlements is clear: they are illegal under international law and damaging to efforts to rebuild trust and dialogue between the parties.
We urge Israel to reverse this decision immediately.