Qatar slams US move on Israeli settlements Nov 20, 2019 0 247 12345 QNA/AFPDohaQatar has rejected the US declaration that establishment of Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank do not violate international law. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said this declaration would hinder the efforts of peace as well as hopes for a two-state solution, and would deepen tensions in the region.The statement reiterated Qatar’s firm stance in supporting the Palestinian cause and the steadfastness of the brotherly Palestinian people derived from the resolutions of international legitimacy and the two-state solution in a way that ensures the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital.The US announcement has triggered condemnation in the Arab world and beyond.Condemning Pompeo’s statement on Israeli settlements, Arab League’s General Secretariat warned that this unfortunate change in the American position would push the Israeli settlers to commit more violence and brutality against the Palestinian people. The European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) made clear that they continue to view Israeli settlement in the occupied Palestinian territories as illegal. RELATED ARTICLES Qatar, Armenia pledge to boost ties Nov 20, 2019 0 1458 Doha Metro’s Gold Line to open for public tomorrow Nov 20, 2019 0 1083 Sheikha Moza meets Armenian president Nov 20, 2019 0 754 Rain lashes Qatar Rain lashed Doha and other parts of the country on Tuesday, bringing down the temperature level. The Qatar Meteorology Department (QMD) has warned of more rain associated with strong wind at some places. Qatar’s World Cup preparations to set new benchmark: US mayors Satyendra Pathak Doha Qatar is going to set a new benchmark in the way preparations for a mega global sporting event, the FIFA World Cup, is going on, Bryan K Barnett, mayor of Rochester Hills and 77th president of the United .. Food samples test negative for botulinum bacteria: MoPH Food samples taken from the home of a family in Qatar hospitalised with symptoms of food-poisoning did not show the presence of botulinum bacteria, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said on Tuesday. Samples collected .. PM greets Kuwaiti counterpart QNA Doha Prime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al Thani has sent a cable of congratulations to HH Sheikh Sabah al Khaled al Hamad al Sabah on the occasion of his swearing in as Prime ..