United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon held his last briefing regarding the Middle East in the Security Council and attacked the Regulation Law.

Daniel Gilenson

Tonight (Friday), United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who is approaching the end of his term, discussed the Middle East in his last briefing in the Security Council. He mentioned the Regulation Law and warned Israel not to promote the law.

“I strongly urge legislators to reconsider advancing this bill, which will have negative legal consequences for Israel and substantially diminish the chances for Arab-Israeli peace,” Ban said during the brief.

Last month, the US State Department also expressed concern regarding the law that aims to regulate the status of Jewish settlers living in the West Bank. In a statement released last month, US State Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau said that Washington is “deeply concerned about the advancement of legislation that would allow for the legalization of illegal Israeli outposts located on private Palestinian land.”

The Regulation Law is aimed to regulate the status of settlers living in the West Bank, similarly to the Amona settlement which is expected to be evacuated.

Jerusalem Online