In his statement to the Security Council on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian issue, Ambassador Al-Otaibi stated that the Security Council, in resolution 2334, demands that Israel immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and respect all its legal obligations. In this regard fully respected.
He stressed that Israel's continued occupation by the occupying Power to build and expand illegal settlements in occupied Palestine, including East Jerusalem, sends a clear message that it is determined to continue to do so.
Al-Otaibi noted that building new settlements, expanding existing settlements and annexing land in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, undermines the opportunity to establish a Palestinian state based on relevant Security Council resolutions and a two-state solution.
"The responsibility of the international community is clear and it is more urgent than ever to uphold international law and hold Israel accountable for all its violations, including campaigns to seize Palestinian buildings and houses, arbitrary arrests of Palestinian civilians and unilateral decisions."