Thursday, December 20, 2012

UN demands Israel stops settlement expansion

The UN has demanded an immediate halt to Israeli settlement building in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Further expansion has been announced in response to the UN’s recent decision to grant Palestinians the status of observer state.

All Security Council members except the US demanded the building stop, along with the Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who said:“This is clearly a violation of international law and it is a violation of Quartet guidelines and it is an obstruction of the Middle East peace process. I’m urging the Israeli government to refrain from taking any measures of establishing settlements”