Saturday, October 15, 2011

The U.N. "Reiterates that [Israeli] settlement activity in East Jerusalem and the remainder of the West Bank is contrary to international law..."

UN leader warns Israel over settlement 'provocations'

UN leader Ban Ki-moon accused Israel of provoking the international community by approving new settlements in Palestinian territories while efforts were being made to jumpstart peace talks.

Ban on Friday added that no new settlement would get international recognition as he highlighted growing frustration.

The UN statement was released by Ban's spokesman hours after the Peace Now group said Israel had formally submitted plans for a new settlement neighborhood in annexed east Jerusalem -- the sector's first new district in 14 years...READ MORE

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