Palestinians urge UN to demand Israel end settlements

October 30, 2014 8:42 AM

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Palestinians urge UN to demand Israel end settlements

The Palestinians have urged the UN Security Council to demand that Israel immediately reverse plans to build more Jewish settlements, at an emergency meeting called to address tensions in east Jerusalem.

The 15-nation council yesterday met for urgent talks at Jordan’s request after Israel announced plans on Monday to build 1,000 new settler homes in east Jerusalem, which the Palestinians consider the capital of a future state.

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