UN, EU Condemn Israeli Settlement Plans

  • The 4 EU members of the 15 member strong United Nations Security Council - the UK, France, Germany, and Portugal - are in the process of drawing up a severe joint condemnation of Israeli attempts to expand Jewish settlements in parts of Jerusalem. The nations are likely to put forth their censure statement this week. The US has also candidly criticized Israel's announcement of its plans to construct 3,000 housing units in the West Bank including 1,500 more homes in the Ramat Shlomo district of East Jerusalem. Close at the heels of Israel's announcement on Monday, the UN General Assembly passed a non-binding resolution on Monday condemning settlement activity by 196 votes to 6

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