In a statement, the United Nations Human Rights Office stated that Israelâ€™s settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories are in breach of International Law.
It stated that â€śa change in the policy position of one state does not modify existing International Law, nor its interpretation by the International Court of Justice, and the United Nations Security Council.â€ť
â€śWe continue to follow the longstanding position of the United Nations Israeli settlements are in breach of international law, it stated, â€śA change in the policy position of one State does not modify existing international law, nor its interpretation by the International Court of Justice & the Security Council.â€ť
It said that it was concerned by the official policy of the United States under Donald Trump in which it declared that Israelâ€™s settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories are â€ślegalâ€ť and â€śdo not violate International Law.â€ť
The UN office added that Israelâ€™s settlements violate International Law and that the change of policy in one country does not alter International Law, or the decisions of the Security Council and the International Court of Justice.
Israelâ€™s colonies also constitute war crimes, and violate the principles of the Fourth Geneva Convention, especially Article 49 of the year 1949 which states that â€śthe occupying powers shall not deport or transfer parts of its own population into the territory it occupies.
U.S. President Donald Trump and his Administration are violating numerous international agreements, and International Law, by their various illegal policies, including the recognition of occupied Jerusalem are the united capital of Israel and the latest declaration about the illegal colonies in occupied Palestine.