UN urges end to Israeli settlements

A UN body calls on Israel to reverse its settlement policy and disarm settlers.


    The text demanded the disarming of settlers in occupied Palestinian territories

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    The resolution urged Israel to "stop immediately the expansion of the existing settlements" and prevent any new installation of settlers.

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    he text demanded the disarming of settlers, and called for "serious measures, including confiscation of arms and enforcement of criminal sanctions, with the aim of preventing acts of violence by Israeli settlers".

    For its part, Israel, which is not a member of the human rights council but holds observer status, decried the resolution as a "distraction technique to the real issues which must be resolved".

    Itzhak Levanon, Israel's ambassador to the UN, said: "All those who will vote for this resolution are perpetuating  the conflict instead of pushing for a solution."

    SOURCE: Agencies


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