Mexico concerned over Israeli settlements expansion in East Jerusalem
The Mexican government expressed on Sunday its deep concern for Israel's decision to expand Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem, as well as in other Palestinian occupied territories, Xinhua reported.
"These kinds of acts do not contribute to an auspicious and trust climate to allow both sides to restart peace talks," the Mexican Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Israel decided to build 1,600 houses in Ramat Shlomo district in East Jerusalem and it also announced future settlements in the same place and in the West Bank.
In the statement, the Foreign Ministry said the expansion of the Israeli settlements in the Palestinian occupied territories "is an act against the international law and represents a serious obstacle for the peace process in that region."
The Mexican government reaffirmed its support to solution to the conflict in the Middle East "based on co-existence of two states living side by side within safe and international recognized borders," it said.