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U.S. made clear its opposition to settlements, Israeli official says

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WASHINGTON, Oct 14 (Reuters) – The United States throughout talks this week made clear its opposition to Israel’s constructing of Jewish settlements on occupied land that the Palestinians need for a future state, a senior Israeli official mentioned on Thursday.

Asked if the U.S. facet had raised the difficulty through the go to of Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, who met U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and different prime officers in Washington, the Israeli official advised reporters: “Yes.”

“They raised it, and not in a ‘Great job, guys, go ahead'” approach, mentioned the official, who spoke on situation of anonymity.

President Joe Biden’s administration has emphasised it opposes additional enlargement of Jewish settlements. Most nations think about such settlements unlawful. Israel disputes this.

A senior Biden administration official this month mentioned Israel is properly conscious of the administration’s view of the necessity to chorus from actions that might be seen as “provocative” and undermine efforts to obtain a long-elusive two-state answer between Israel and the Palestinians.

Reporting by Arshad Mohammed; Additional reporting by Matt Spetalnick; Editing by Will Dunham

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