The United States is "deeply concerned" about Israel's plans to build 300 new homes in a Jewish settlement on the occupied West Bank and hundreds of homes in east Jerusalem.
State Department deputy spokesman Mark Toner said in a statement:
The United States continues to view settlements as illegitimate and we strongly oppose steps to advance construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
Settlement expansion threatens the two-state solution and calls into question Israel's commitment to a negotiated resolution to the conflict.
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