Luxembourg Foreign Minister 'Israel Must Halt Settlement Construction Entirely'

Israeli settlement construction is a hindrance to peace with the Palestinians, Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn argues in an interview with SPIEGEL ONLINE. Building must be suspended before negotiations can begin, he says. He also believes the UN should provide the Palestinians with observer status.
Jewish settlers build a hut near their home in a small outpost near the settlement of Kiryat Arba next to the West Bank city of Hebron.

Jewish settlers build a hut near their home in a small outpost near the settlement of Kiryat Arba next to the West Bank city of Hebron.

Foto: Abir Sultan/ dpa
Interview conducted by Christoph Schult