November 20, 2019 / 3:19 PM / 25 days ago

Arab League to meet over U.S. support for Israeli settlements

FILE PHOTO: A general view shows Palestinian houses in the village of Wadi Fukin as the Israeli settlement of Beitar Illit is seen in the background, in the occupied West Bank, June, 19, 2019. Beitar Illit was built in the 1990s for Israel's Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community and is one of the largest and fastest growing settlements in the West Bank. REUTERS/Nir Elias/File Photo

CAIRO (Reuters) - The Arab League will hold an emergency meeting of foreign ministers on Monday to discuss Washington’s change of position on Israeli settlements in the West Bank, Egypt’s state news agency MENA said on Wednesday.

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday abandoned the United States’s four-decade position that the settlements were “inconsistent with international law”.

Reporting by Ahmed Tolba; Writing by Yousef Saba; Editing by Catherine Evans

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