Ambassador David Friedman is a staunch supporter of Israeli settlements [File: Jim Young/Reuters]

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates is considering filing a complaint against the US Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, at the International Criminal Court (ICC) over his recent comments on the long-awaited US peace plan.

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Friedman, a staunch supporter of Israeli settlements, said Israel has the right to annex at least “some” of the occupied West Bank in an interview published by the New York Times on Saturday.

“Under certain circumstances, I think Israel has the right to retain some, but unlikely all, of the West Bank,” he said.

In a press statement on Sunday, the ministry condemned Friedman’s remarks, describing him as “a threat to regional peace and

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