Thursday, January 31, 2013

UN probe says Israel must remove Jewish settlers

UN human rights investigators called on Israel on Thursday to halt settlement expansion and withdraw all Jewish settlers from the occupied West Bank, saying that its practices violated international law.

“Israel must, in compliance with article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, cease all settlement activities without preconditions. It must immediately initiate a process of withdrawal of all settlers from the OPT (occupied Palestinian territories),” said a report by the inquiry led by French judge Christine Chanet.

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/24451434-6b90-11e2-8c62-00144feab49a.html