Palestinians view Pompeo visit as 'dangerous precedent'

Palestinian premier Mohammed Shtayyeh said Friday that a planned visit by the US secretary of state to an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank would set a “dangerous precedent”.Mike Pompeo would become the first US secretary of state to visit one of the settlements, which are considered illegal by most of the international community.The visit planned for next week is a way to “legitimise the settlements” and creates “a dangerous precedent that violates international law”, Shtayyeh said, quoted by the Palestinian news agency WAFA.Pompeo’s visit to Israel comes exactly one year after he …

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