“President Donald Trump’s administration is redefining the Barack Obama administration’s approach to Israeli settlements. The construction of Israeli civilian settlements in the West Bank does not violate international law, ”he said during a press conference broadcast by the State Department.

He also stressed that the United States will contribute to the settlement of relations between Israel and Palestine in a diplomatic spirit.

In September, the Israeli government approved the construction of a settlement in the Jordan Valley as part of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s intention to extend Israeli sovereignty to parts of the West Bank.