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UN Security Council demanded Israel to stop settlements’ building in Palestine
23:04, 23 December 2016
UN Security Council demanded Israel to stop settlements’ building in Palestine

The resolution also demands to stop construction in East Jerusalem

23:04, 23 December 2016

Reuters

The UN Security Council adopted a resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory. It was reported by Reuters.

US abstained from voting. The resolution was adopted with 14 votes in favor.

UN Security Council vote on the draft resolution was originally scheduled for December 22. However, on Thursday morning, the delegation of Egypt, which introduced a document to the Security Council on the eve, postponed the vote.

The draft resolution demands that Israel "immediately and completely ceased all settlement activities on the occupied Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem."

It is noteworthy that Israel considers all of Jerusalem its capital. At the same time, the Palestinians regard East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state.

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Cees Boogaart

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24 December 2016, 12:13
Israel is as much a agressor - occupier in Palestine like Russia is in Ukraine for nearly 3 years a.o. now, Europe was occupied by Nazi's for 5 years, Palestine now for 68 years !!
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