A general view shows construction of the Israeli settlement of Ramat Givat Zeev in the occupied-West Bank November 19, 2019. The United States on Monday effectively backed Israel's right to build Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank by abandoning its four-decade-old position that they were "inconsistent with international law," in a statement that on Tuesday drew praise from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and condemnation from Palestinians. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

People watch as an Israeli machinery demolishes an under-construction Palestinian house near Hebron in the Israeli-occupied West Bank November 19, 2019. The announcement by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was a victory for Netanyahu, who is struggling to remain in power after two inconclusive Israeli elections this year, and a defeat for the Palestinians. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma

Labourers work in a construction site in the Israeli settlement of Ramat Givat Zeev in the occupied-West Bank November 19, 2019. It may make Israeli-Palestinian peace even more elusive and appeared to deliver a new blow to Trump's efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a peace plan that has been in the works for more than two years but has drawn widespread skepticism even before its release. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

A general view shows the Jewish settlement of Kiryat Arba in Hebron, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank November 19, 2019. Pompeo said U.S. statements about the settlements on the West Bank, which Israel captured in 1967, had been inconsistent, saying Democratic President Jimmy Carter found they were not consistent with international law and Republican President Ronald Reagan said he did not view them as inherently illegal. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma

A fence is seen at the Jewish settlement of Kiryat Arba in Hebron, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank November 19, 2019. The United States on Monday effectively backed Israel's right to build Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank by abandoning its four-decade-old position that they were "inconsistent with international law," in a statement that on Tuesday drew praise from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and condemnation from Palestinians. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma

Labourers work in a construction site in the Israeli settlement of Ramat Givat Zeev in the occupied-West Bank November 19, 2019. Pompeo said U.S. statements about the settlements on the West Bank, which Israel captured in 1967, had been inconsistent, saying Democratic President Jimmy Carter found they were not consistent with international law and Republican President Ronald Reagan said he did not view them as inherently illegal. REUTERS/Ammar Awad