The Liberal Democrats are calling on the government to unambiguously condemn the statement of Israeli PM Netanyahu, in which he pledges to apply Israeli sovereignty over the Jordan valley and northern Dead Sea if elected next week.

Commenting on this worrying assertion from Netanyahu, Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran said:

"Such a move would be a clear breach of international law, as set out in UN security resolutions, and would kill any hope, however fragile, for meaningful peace talks based on the two state solution.

"It could also result in yet more instability in the region and give succour to extremists everywhere.

"If ever there was a time for the UK Government to send a strong message of solidarity by recognising the State of Palestine, it is now."

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