Presidency Welcomes UN Council Resolution on Settlements

Wafa News Agency | March 22, 2012

RAMALLAH, March 22, 2012 (WAFA) – Presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh welcomed Thursday the passing of a resolution by the United Nations Human Rights Council ordering a probe into how Israeli settlements infringe on the rights of Palestinians.

The resolution was passed by a vote of 36 in favor with the United States casting the only negative vote. Ten abstained.

“This is a new international position that supports Palestinian rights and sends a message to Israel from the international community that settlements are illegal and should be stopped in total,” said Abu Rudeineh.

He thanked the countries that have supported the resolution.

Israel has recently escalated its settlement construction and expansion forcing the Palestinians to ask for an international probe into settlement activities as a violation of international law and Palestinian rights.
Palestinians said they will not resume negotiations with Israel before it stops all settlement activities in all the occupied Palestinian territories, including in East Jerusalem.


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Latest Reports of the United Nations

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Israel’s Jerusalem municipality plans to build more than 50,000 (updated Dec 3, 2011: 85.000) new homes in the city’s occupied eastern sector over two decades:

  • 23,628 homes have already been approved, 20,263 in East Jerusalem and 3,365 in the west.
  • 13,824 are pending review, 12,819 in East Jerusalem and 1,005 in the west.
  • 23,266 housing units are still in planning stages, 19,281 in the east and 3,985 in the west.

Of these, the municipality plans:

  • 10,366 homes in northern East Jerusalem, including illegal Israeli settlement Pisgat Zeev and Palestinian town Beit Hanina.
  • 5,239 homes in southern East Jerusalem, including Gilo settlement and Palestinian district Beit Safafa.
  • 4,886 new units in central eastern Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan and Jerusalem’s Old City.

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Besides this, Israel approved plans to ethnic cleanse 57.000 bedouin from Palestine

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