TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The State of Qatar expressed its strong condemnation of the so-called Jewish Nation-state Bill adopted by Israel, stressing that it perpetuates racism and undermines the remaining hopes in the peace process and the two-state solution.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on Thursday that this step is a setback in the path towards coexistence, just peace.

The Ministry also said the bill was a blatant discrimination against Arab landowners, at a time when human civilization tends to celebrate diversity and to consolidate the values of tolerance and constructive civilizational interaction between peoples, cultures and languages, the Peninsula Qatar reported.

The statement stressed that this bill, by turning the construction of settlements and the Judaization of Al Quds into a constitutional principle, flagrantly violates international law and United Nations resolutions, including the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949, which prohibits the transfer and displacement of people in occupied places during war, and UN Security Council Resolution 2334 of 2016, adopted by the Security Council, which directly criminalizes Israeli settlements and calls for a cessation of violence against Palestinian civilians.

The State of Qatar called upon the international community to activate its resolutions and to compel Israel to abandon this ideological bill and to end its violations of international law. The State of Qatar also called on all those who have an influence on Israel to stand by the law, justice and human values to discourage Israel from this decision and the approach that led to it and other violations it made.