Palestinians Urge UN Action on Israeli Settlements

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
The Palestinians are demanding urgent action by the U.N. Security Council and the international community to halt Israel

A view of the Jewish West Bank settlement of Maaleh Adumim, with E1, background, near Jerusalem, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The Palestinians are demanding urgent action by the U.N. Security Council and the international community to halt Israel's "illegal settlement campaign."
Palestinian Charge d'Affaires Feda Abdelhady Nasser said in letters Wednesday to the council, the General Assembly and the secretary-general that the intensification of the Israeli campaign is clearly part of "Israel's contemptuous response" to the assembly's overwhelming vote last week to recognize the state of Palestine.
She said Israel's settlement campaign "is directly impacting the prospects for attaining peace and security in the Middle East."
The Palestinians called on the council and the Quartet of Mideast mediators -- the U.S., U.N., European Union and Russia -- "to act immediately to demand an end to Israel's illegal activities and to salvage the prospects for reviving credible peace negotiations."

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  • by Loren Desonme Location: Michigan on Dec 7, 2012 at 03:19 PM
    The UN must step in as the US is proudly supportive of the Israeli theft of Palestinian land. Israel firmly believes that ALL land belongs to them and that Palestinians must be eradicated through warfare or starvation. Very few American know that Israel not only claims the land but all aquifers under Palestine. They deny Palestinians the right to drill wells or even catch "their" rain water. Meanwhile their snipers use families and especially children for target practice. Is it any wonder that Palestinian youth are responding to the call to take up arms? Terrorists beget terrorists. for facts can tell you how your government sends 8.2 MILLION per day to Israel, no questions asked.
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